Duck Totem

If you have landed on this page after having done a search, you might be feeling a connection with the duck totem. As I write this post today the mating season and raising of young is in full swing for the birds and fowl of my area of the planet. I have been observing a duck couple over the last few weeks and decided that some of my readers might be getting some medicine from this animal spirit and would like to know a little more about it.

Spring and summer are when ducks have the strongest messages for those who have duck medicine although they can work with any of us at any time of the year. This creature teacher gives lessons in emotional comfort and protection. Ducks are the most common of the waterfowl and because of their strong connection to the water they carry a feminine energy. They also represent the astral plane and are associated with the human emotional state.


All living things on this planet need water in order to sustain life. Our friends, the ducks, remind us to drink from the waters of life and to be aware of our emotional needs. Ducks glide across the water with such grace which translates to showing us how to handle our emotions with a greater grace and comfort when they are one of our totems. Another message from duck is how to swim through the various waters of life that we encounter so that we do not get tangled up in the debris that may be floating around us. We should learn to protect ourselves from negative emotions while gliding through those waters. We should not close off our emotional needs and should be willing to explore how we feel to be a healthier human.

Ducks have a community frame of mind. They can be very affectionate and will often return to places that they feel safe and comfortable. The message for humans would be to remind us to return to those parts of ourselves that we find comfort in. Revisit activities that make us comfortable and safe while we do them.

There are several breeds of ducks and any of them can walk or swim with you as a totem. It might be a white duck, a mallard or any of the other species. If you are drawn to a specific breed, notice the coloring of it because that will be a hint of why it might be visiting you. A white duck may be telling you that you need a little more purity and truth in your emotional being. The green from the head of a mallard might indicate that this will be a time of growth and healing while mostly brown feathers give the message of being grounded with a time of new growth.

We are fortunate this time of year to have a female mallard return to our property to have her young. She is so much fun to watch and when those ducklings get big enough to follow her around it is so adorable to watch. I feel honored that she finds my little space of the world safe enough to return to each year.

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Beverly Two Feathers is my spiritual name, other places I use my Anglo name you can find me as Beverly Owens on Google +

63 thoughts on “Duck Totem”

  1. Hello Beverly,
    Wishing you much peace and success. Yesterday I was in our community swimming pool and a male and female pair of mallard ducks flew into the water while I was swimming. Never happened before…I was the only one in the pool. They stayed for a short period of time, one sip of water. I noticed the color purple on the males neck was very promoinent, not so much the green. I understand your information about the green, very timely I might add.
    I was curious about the purple showing up so prominently and the face that a pair , male and female came to visit. Any thoughts?
    Thank you for sharing your research.
    Be well

    1. Oh how very exciting for you to be visited by the ducks! My heart tells me that you noticing the purple on the male would indicate a time for humility especially when dealing with your spirit guides. Having the pair come to visit could indicate a double urgency for you to protect yourself from negative emotions while you swim through this time in your life. I’m going to revisit the color purple in that a negative energy that could be invading you right now is the act of being misunderstood or it could also be some kind of obsession that is tangling you up in the waters of life. Does any of this ring true? One quack for yes or two quacks for no. LOL!

  2. Hi Bev!
    Was just looking up duck medicine and totems and recognised you from Squidoo so came to your page – very insightful! Duck has been making her presence known – I just had some ducks fly over the house, quacking away (it’s just gone midnight here in the UK), which is very unusual, and what’s even more unusual is that a friend, who lives in a completely different part of the country, had two ducks walk past her house in the dark, 3 hours earlier, which she noted as very odd!

    1. Well, hello dear Louise! So glad that you stopped by. I would agree that having ducks show up so late at night is rather odd…which tells me that they came definitely as a messenger. My guess would be that since you are busy with your little ones during the day, they made sure they came at a time that you would pay attention.

  3. Beverly

    I am at work and noticed 2 ducks (mallard with green head) and a brown one walking. The seemed to be disoriented and walking a little aimlessly. It is very windy today and I am surprised they did not fly away. We ad heavy rains last night and I thought they might be looking for water but are lost.

    1. Hi Kathy, thank you for stopping by to read about the duck totem. Your mallard couple observation is interesting. The male (green head) and female (brown) might have been looking for food. Since the ducks come to us about our emotional state, I wonder if you were picking up a feeling of being lost because you may be feeling that way, too. The good news is their arrival brings a message of healing and growth emotionally.

  4. Dear Bev. I had a mallard land on my swimming pool yesterday, in the 25+ years that we have the pool never have I seen any bird land on the water let alone a Mallard. It had a green head no yellow or white ring, none the less I knew it meant something but what?? The day before I had a small bird, I don’t know what kind but it was a little bigger then a blue jay, burnt amber breast,gray wings and a duck like very long golden beak. It only stayed a minute or less since the ledge is only 1 1/2″ width but it turned it’s head and his one eye was looking straight at me, later that day it came back and landed on the right side of the window, it was able to stay a litter longer to my delight. I know that this from spirit but I have know idea what it means, can you please help?

    1. Hi Regina, thanks for stopping by. Your message is interesting! The bird sounds like the American Robin, it is the only one that I know of that is that big with a burnt amber (rusty color) breast and an long yellow beak. Both the robin and the mallard duck would signify that it is a time of spiritual growth. The robin says sing your own song in order to grow.

  5. Hi Beverly,

    I was on a nature walk with my fiancé and we saw some mallard ducks in the creek swimming the same way we were walking. We stopped to watch them and I commented that it was odd to see three male ducks all swimming together. They stopped to wash themselves in the water and I noticed that they had particularly bright feathers and very green/blue heads. They kept swishing their tails around too, which was amusing to us both. We watched them for a bit and continued the walk, but I kept thinking about the fact that there were three together. What is the significance of that?

    1. Hi Sandra thank your for stopping by. Actually, it isn’t all that uncommon to see more than one male mallard together especially this time of year, however; that being said I think the real message for you was the Number 3. That was what you kept thinking about…that there were 3. Some strong energy is coming to you with a time of growth.

  6. Hi Beverly,

    I’d love to hear your insights on the mallard ducks that landed in the pool of a clients house on Monday. I had just finished a Shamanic Healing for her when she looked up & noticed the visitors. I shared what I knew about Duck medicine and will follow up with any other insights gleaned in my research.

    Thank You for the wonderful work you offer to the Spirit of healing.


    1. My first thought was that the healing you did “took” because they were Mallards. I would say that your client is due for some growth in her life and the ducks arrived to help guide her in the life waters she will be traveling in for a while. She should take care not to get tangled up with negative energy. How cool that you were there and could be with her when they arrived!

  7. Hi Bev
    I love the gentle spirit that emanates from your site.
    I just had a dream of a white and brown duck. I was swimming and saw them. Then later, still in the dream , I had an urge to go to a room, I had a friend with me and there was the white male duck, he came over to me and nudged pushed me further into the room and there in the corner by the window was the female duck, and she started giving birth and about six ducklings arrived !! Can you offer any insights please ? Maryanne

    1. Hi Maryanne, thank you for your visit and question. I’m a little baffled on your dream. My first thought was that something is about to be “born”. Could be a being but could also be an idea or something like that. What confuses me is that ducks don’t give birth to live ducks, they lay eggs and the eggs then hatch. Maybe the “birth” happened so that you would get the picture of the birth of something in a more immediate sense. It has something to do with purity and truth because of the white duck. The number 6 is significant, also. It has to do with imagination and intellectual creativity among other things. That makes me think that the dream has something to do with something that you are going to come up with or be introduced to that is new to you or the people around you. Keep your senses tuned in for something big, it must be very significant for you for the ducks to come to you in a dream state.

  8. Hey Bev.. so the other day I ran into a friend, who was very troubled, and he pointed out that a bunch of the ducks and geese were dying .. Anyway way I walked over to the water.. and did in fact find a female mallard, duck in the muck.. picked her up and got to spend ample time with her… she had very beautiful blue in her wings… Anyway I took her to the vet where sure passed away this morning..

    1. Awww Michael I’m sorry to hear of the duck passing. I think someone should check that place out! Sounds like there is something toxic to the geese and ducks that is causing them to die! Could be that someone has set out poison (Ugh I despise those people!) or that something is in the water (an algae or something) that is killing them. That could end up being harmful to the humans, too!

  9. Aloha. I started noticing ducks in pairs about 11 years ago. I had started seeing a friend in a more intimate stage of our relationship. One day I was trying to decide whether to visit him & I looked up to see a pair of ducks sitting on the school roof right across from me. From then on they started turning up all over the place. What you wrote seemed to make sense why these feathered friends keep appearing on my path, sometimes in pitch black, flying right in front of me, waddling down the drive in front of me, at the beach, in my yard etc. I’m happy to know a little more of their symbolism. Thanks. Tracey

  10. My crew and I were working in the garden at a client’s house last week when a female mallard walked up the steps, through the gate and into the yard. She toddled right over to us and followed us around the garden all day. No matter where we were, she would follow and join us. She was completely unafraid and got so close I could have reached down and picked her up. She practically sat on my foot a couple of times. When I sat down, she came over and stayed right by me. She would wander into the flower beds but was never more than a few feet away, and always looking at me.
    I was mesmerized by the small iridescent section of purplish blue feathers on her wings. It was such a beautiful shock of vibrant color against the brown.
    I am curious what you think this encounter means?

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Thank you so much for stopping by to read about the duck totem and to ask your question. My first instinct when I read your comment was that she was there to offer you emotional comfort. She seemed to sense that you are either trying to swim around some debris in the emotional waters of life or you will be soon. Since she was a Mallard duck, she was also letting you know that there is a time of healing and growth either happening now or it will begin soon. Typically the male comes to give that message but because she stayed right with you I feel that was part of her reason for the visit, too. Another clue, for me, that her visit had to do with your emotional well being is that you say you were mesmerized by the small little section of purplish blue feathers on her wings. Noticing the purple so intensely signifies that you are wanting some emotional security of some kind. I know that I don’t know you but I keep seeing a woman who has had her feelings hurt very badly as I type this response. I don’t know if it is you or someone you know and care about but that keeps coming to me. Your little duck visitor was there to remind you that we should not push our emotional needs to the back burner all of the time; it is important to explore how we are feeling at times and help ourselves to feel better. I hope this has helped you understand her visit a little better.

  11. Today my three children were playing with some friends out in our front yard and just as I was about to call them all in, a wee fluffly paradise duckling came waddling in all by itself! Just gorgeous, very friendly and no sign of mum or dad as they are usually very good parents and mate for life. We did a wee search and then quickly bundled the little fluffly fella off to the SPCA to be fostered out to a new duck family. Just a beautiful little duckling, white with black stripes and so friendly. I’m interested to know of the significance, if any, of being visited by this little friend….especially in a suburban neighbourhood rife with cats! She (or he) just walked right in among all the children and made herself at home. Thank you xx

    1. Boozhoo, Emma! What a wonderful treat for the little Paradise duckling to make a visit. I’m sorry but I can’t give you much as I know so very little about this species of duck. Since you must be in New Zealand, I would recommend that perhaps you see if you can find some totem information from the aboriginal peoples of Australia and New Zealand. I’m pretty sure that there will be something out there. That particular species is not in North America so I don’t have any experience with them. If nothing else, you could look at the duck totem and the goose totem and see if anything makes sense. From what I could see they seem to be a duck like goose or a goose like duck.

    2. Hello,
      This morning I observed a couple, a mallard and a brown feathered female, sitting by the pool on our property completely unbothered. They have remained in the same position for a while and have their heads planted inside the feathers. What does this symbolize?

  12. Hi Bev, my partner and I saw a most unusual duck earlier today. It was a mostly blue and green duck, but with the head resembling a turkey and the colors shimmering and resembling a peacock. This beautiful bird walked directly in front of our moving car as we are trying to resolve some outstanding issues and find a new apartment. Do you have any thoughts on our visitor?

    1. Hi Beth, well if the duck was coming as a totem for you or your partner the message was that it was there to offer some emotional comfort and protection. I’m not familiar with which breed of duck it might have been but it kind of doesn’t matter. The message would be the same…one of you needed to receive some comfort for the strong emotions you are going through. Could be either one of you or both.

  13. Beverly, I stumbled upon this page while searching different spiritual meanings of a duck appearing.

    Today was the funeral of my precious aunt, my true kindred spirit and a true force in this world.

    When I was leaving the funeral, there was a Drake walking around the corner from the very busy main street. No other duck was near and there is no open water with this deep winter this year. It was in essence out of place. I was deeply moved as the theme of the eulogy I wrote and read for her was based on a theme of lakes and ponds which we held so dear. She was the person I loved most in the world. I am sure this handsome drake was imparting some beautiful message from her. I would like to believe that anyway. Curious if you may have some spiritual wisdom to impart. Greetings, Salutations and Thank You

    1. Dear Jeff, I am so very sorry for your loss! When Duck appears it is a sign of emotional comfort. It is my very strong impression that your dear sweet Aunt was that Drake. She wanted to offer that comfort and to tell you that she will always be with you. She came as a Drake because she knew you would notice it and the green head of that duck signifies growth but also healing. Don’t get caught up in the debris of your pain in your life waters. She doesn’t want you to. She wants you to NOT get lost in it, instead swim forth in her honor. When you start to feel her loss strongly, think of the Drake who came to you. Find solace in that visit. Visit lakes and ponds (any body of water) on occasion and remember her. She will be there with you. Aaniin, dear Jeff (I see your light) and so did your Aunt. Let that light shine as you go forth.

  14. I Beverly, I just came across your post, and I was reading your post about ducks, I have two that go swimming in my pool, now I have no problem with this but thechlorine is what I’m worried about, I love watching them and getting as close as I do, I just don’t want them to get sick. I also have coming to me, crows, baby bunnies, birds and Chipmunks. I love all these babies. any suggestions Thank you,Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa, I would be concerned about the chlorine in your pool for the ducks. If it were me, I would call a local Veterinarian and ask their advice. It might not hurt them but it would be good to know if there is something you can do or that they will be OK.

  15. Whatt a lovely page to land on. I wish I could post a pic of the lovely mallard couple relaxing on the roof of my car the other morning. It made my day but couldn’t figure out what message they were bringing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    1. I believe your duck couple was there to offer you some emotional comfort and because it was a mallard pair to let you know that this will be a time of emotional healing for you.

  16. My husband and I go to this parking lot after our classes to regroup and spend a little quite time to talk before we go back to our baby. I was having a hard day and it’s been pretty tough lately. 4-year masters program full-time, work, baby, all of us starting to get sick and I can’t seem to get my life/myself together. This parking lot is a huge business parking lot surrounded by freeways, businesses, and malls. I spotted a mallard duck couple across the parking lot some 200 meters away. I swear they were looking at my husband and I even though other people were around. Sure enough they walked over to us and the male came up to me and asked for some food for his mate. My husband went and bought some crackers and we fed them. They both looked a little older and the colors weren’t so bold, but still pretty greens and curly tail on the male and pretty blue stripe on the female. He sat until she had her fill then he ate a little and they flew off and disappeared. So strange and wonderful to have that happen. I’m glad to find your site and feel there was a little sign.

  17. Hi Beverly —

    I love your site! I just started house sitting a beautiful home in the hills of LA. It’s a beautiful oasis that I am helping restore to its former glory. And it’s providing my a space to re-group/restore as my life is moving into a new chapter — from “ambition” to “mission” as Dr. Wayne Dyer likes to say. In the week that I have been here, while looking out over the view, I have had the following animal messengers: 2 hawks circling overhead and catching the updraft, three hummingbirds, several lizards, plus butterflies. Then tonight, a flock of mallard ducks, flew by! I’ve never seen that before here in LA. I’m wondering if you might be able to provide some insight in the progression of messages, while also telling me what the duck finale might mean. Besides big changes in the air! Many thanks!

    1. Thank you for your visit and question, Deborah. Well, even though you wanted more than just there are big changes in the air….there ARE! All those flying messengers coming to you is significant! The strongest message that I am getting is that you are about to soar to new adventures but remember to stay grounded as you fly forward. Take the time to replenish your energy before you spread those wings. That duck finale says to me that you need to make sure that you are ready to navigate the debris you will encounter in the new waters that you will be paddling in. Have a good support system for yourself.

  18. Hi Beverly,
    I have had some very unusual encounters with ducks lately. Two evenings in a row, coming out of an eatery (both nights, different locations) there has been a duck walking on the sidewalk near my vehicle. There was no water sources near any of these establishments– just the ducks wandering by my car. Any ideas on what this could mean? I believe both were female as well.

  19. Hi Beverley

    I had an interesting encounter with a female Paradise Duck this afternoon. She had a white head with a orange/brown breast and dark feathers on top and wings. She just flew in between me and my partner then waddled over by me and stood there. I sort of had a conversation with her a bit but then bent down and pet her.

    She didn’t even move or make a sound, she just let me stroke her. I did that for like 5-6 minutes. These ducks are always in pairs so its weird to see one by itself and I don’t know … she seemed a bit lost and just wanted some company I guess. When I left her, she waddled down to the water and started calling out. I have to tell you … it was the saddest sound I’ve ever heard these birds make. Makes me wonder if she lost her mate.

    I’m not sure if you can help me with this but info you can give is appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Hi Maryanne,
      Ducks come to us about our emotional needs, often reminding us to get in touch with what we need emotionally. Interesting that she let you comfort her, are you feeling the need to be comforted? Are you feeling alone and lost? Are you trying to deny that you are feeling this way? Sister Duck seemed to think so. She was there to tell you to seek something that provides you comfort and makes you feel safe.

  20. Hi Beverly,
    I’m enjoying reading your posts!
    I had a dream last night that my bf was going up to Northern CA (we live in LA-Southern)to buy/get a duck couple. I thought this was strange not for getting ducks; he loves them, but the fact that he was going to drive for hours up North to get them.
    Backstory: he used to keep a Mother duck, with eight duckling for a few months, until they were ready to fly away; he took great care of them and was sad when they left. What does my dream mean? Can you please reply to my email as well, as I don’t know how I found you! Thank you

    1. I am not getting the feeling that your dream was about the duck totem or that duck was trying to tell you something. It has more to do with the journey…the willingness to sacrifice a great deal of time to get something he really felt passionate about.

  21. Hi beverly
    I love the connections you have made for everyone in there individual meetings with ducks.
    My neighbour has just got 4 big brown ducks, 3 females and one male.
    Tonight when I returned home I saw them on top of there duck house catching the last of the sun , then 2 females flew up into the ash tree at the bottom of my garden . They sat up there looking relaxed making little purring type noises, the 3rd joined them. They are asleep in the tree now .
    I feel so blessed to have these ducks visit the tree, it is a special tree I love to journey under it . I have many rooks and garden birds visit and now an unexpected and unlikely tree roosting ducks !!
    Best wishes ?

  22. Hi! It’s New Year’s Day 2016. We’re in Nova Scotia , Canada. Our first animal sighting was ducks on our neighbours lawn. It’s winter so it feels unusual. It also made me think of all the duck encounters we had this year with my baby daughter . Every time we walked to the lake in our neighbourhood they came out of the water to greet us. Every time we go on a walk and there’s water they are there. Definitely have been our friends in 2015 and looks like 2016 as well. Any insights for us? Thanks and happy new year!

  23. I was coming home with my brothers from applying at a warehouse, which I knew I wasn’t going to get. We were coming off the freeway exit and high up toward the continued freeway I saw a white duck walking, then it started to fly over the bushes and plants near the freeway. (Which is blocked off by bricks and such.) The duck was coming down from the hill. Can this mean anything ? I used to have 3 white ducks about 2 years ago.

  24. Hi, Beverly,
    Thank you for hosting this lovely page!
    Just this morning I noticed a (mallard) nesting at the base of my mailbox next to the foot of my driveway. When I stopped to check on her, she trotted away revealing her precious nest! She has lain 5 eggs in my planter. I’m now wondering what message this may hold for me as I continue a transition period but personally & professionally. Thoughts appreciated & welcome!

  25. Thank you Beverly. Last weekend I had three visits from birds. The first was a Hawk that flew right over me on my back porch and I see him everyday. The second was a female mallard that chilled with me on my front lawn for 3 days and on the third day she flew down the street at sunset. The third was a crow that flew from a tree in the woods while I watched over to my house landed on a branch right in front of me and started talking to me as he looked right at me. I was wondering if you had any insight to this. 2 years ago a male Burmese cat adopted me . He jumped right into my lap and kissed me. He is my best friend.

    1. Hi Katherine, thank you for stopping by and leaving a question for me. I sense that this is more about the number 3 than it is the birds. You had 3 birds visit and one stayed for 3 days. Although, your first was the hawk which tells you that you are about to receive a divine message and the last was a crow which is the Keeper of Sacred Laws. Three is a holy number as in the Trinity. When you encounter things in 3’s it means that you are surrounded by divine beings. They are here to support you, protect you and offer you assistance. Could be angels, part of the Trinity or Ascended Masters who are watching over you . Three also signifies mind, body and spirit. I see two mentions of 3 which would be 33 and stands for the spiritual lifting of mankind. It is the number of Jesus who was the ultimate as a changer and mover of paradigms. I think if you pay attention you will notice instances of 3 around you which is a really awesome thing!

  26. Dear Beverly,
    A couple of ducks landed in my yard with a little pond a month or so ago. A few days ago I was surprised to see a mother duck, brown striped with beatiful blue feathers on her flanks and 14 (!) ducklings, all brown and yellow. They seem quite comfortable with me around. It really touches my heart to see them chasing bugs and trying to klimb in the overhanging shrubs. I can’t get the smile of my face when observing them. I feed them breadcrumbs and duck food, for I doubt my pond can provide enough food for all of them. They cannot leave my yard untill they can fly, for it is enclosed… that will take at least 8 weeks I think. They even come to the kitchen door to look in…. I feel so blessed that they trust me enough to come so close :-).
    On the other hand I am afraid they will get too familiar with humans … I often have nice encounters with little birds and other animals.
    Any thoughts Beverly?

    1. What a fun thing you will be witnessing! Momma Duck has chosen you to be a part of nurturing her young little ducklings. Truly a joy to be a part of! What you might not know is that Momma will come back every year to hatch her eggs in your little pond. They come back every year. You won’t see Daddy Duck. He stays around long enough to mate and then he is off to do what Daddy ducks do.

  27. update:
    Mother duck is trying to communicate, I think.
    I have not seen father duck yet, so I think she is a widdow
    She almost eats out of my hand and let her ducklings come really close to me. Some times, when I sit in the yard, enjoying them, she comes close to me, looks at me and then looks at her little ones, stands on her toes and flapping her wings. Looks at me again and takes of. It is like she says: ‘ok now, I need some exercise, keep an eye on them, ok?’ after a few minutes I hear her quack and she lands in the pond again. Really cool…

  28. Bev,
    We have been living in our home for a year and last MO th we have a pair of mallards visiting constantly throughout the day and night. They even laid 1 egg.

    They have even been so bold to walk up to our back door and look for us if we are home.

    They have been a blessing. My five year old son loves them.

  29. Hi Beverly, I live in El Paso, TX. at the base of the Franklin Mountains, this morning, a mostly brown duck w a little purple on the wings waddled thru my yard with 8 ducklings, what could this mean?

    1. Hi Corina,
      It sounds like a female mallard with her young. It probably has no meaning at all except that Momma duck was taking her kids for a walk. If the duck spirit is working with you, you will notice ducks in all forms coming into your consciousness or dreams or both. Encountering one duck is more just a wonderful blessing of being able to witness it.

  30. Since May I’ve had two sets of ducks by the same mom in my barn where I live… Current set has 16 ducklings! I’ve never had this many ducks in my life before… What are they telling me?

  31. Hello Beverly,
    I visited a lake today and as my family and I were leaving we came across a big family and variety of geese, swans, doves, and ducks. The reason I bring this up is because as we stayed still the ducks came closer and I noticed that when they moved their wings that hidden Indigo feathers lay beneath them. They are called American black birds. Also a specific dove that stood in front of me shimmered purple. I’d never heard of or seen birds like this before today and purple has deep significance for me. I think there was a message for me but I’m not sure any thoughts?

    1. Hi Bobbie, I think the message would be in the color purple and not necessarily the birds. Purple signifies a union of the body and soul which in turn creates a balance of the physical and spiritual aspects of who we are. Since purple is a combination of blue and red, we get energy and strength from the red of purple and integrity and spirituality from the blue in purple. So, either you are supposed to be working towards this balance or you are close to being in balance. I am not sure of your circumstances but I’m feeling there is a need to reach this balance for yourself.

  32. Hi Beverly – a close family member who had been suffering terminal cancer passed away on Saturday. On Sunday a duck turned up in our front yard. There are no ponds or land nearby and we have no idea where it has come from or how it would have got to the house which is situated on a busy road. It is hanging around just looking at us and not going anywhere. A few months ago the family member told me that when she passes away if she can send a sign she will. The funeral is tomorrow. It seems like a sign, but why a duck and what does this mean?

  33. Hi Beverly, I’m not sure if your still answer questions since it’s been some months from the last entry. I’m understanding the meaning of having a duck appear but do you think there’s a different or more in depth meaning for hatching and raising motherless ducks? This past spring my daughter found duck eggs with the poor mother just feet away dead by a BB gun shot. I contemplated trying to hatch these babies, but I thought we could at least try. With success they all hatched and so began my new found love for the duck, an animal I never would’ve thought I could have a connection with. I live in a suburban neighborhood. And within city limits ducks are not allowed to be kept as pets. I tried many means to have them go to the proper place but no one would take them. So I thought I would raise them and care for them until they were ready to fly from my yard. Well, when they started flying, they were getting stuck in the backyards of other neighbors (because of fences). I knew it was time for my babies to be released into a more free environment. I released them about a mile away from my home at a local lagoon/pond. They would have a nearby creek or the pond to swim in and large amount of open space to fly. They would also be protected from hunting of any kind. I released them a little over two months ago and I have visited them if not every day, every other day. I have become a familiar human to many of the other ducks as well. The first week I released them was the hardest part of this whole experience. I spent all day with my babies and left them at night when I saw they were situated and comfortable. I have slowly tried to start tapering my visits so they can prepare to migrate with all the other ducks. My ducks are now a part of a large duck family. They come to visit me when I call them but their time with me has become less and less. It saddens me, but I know it’s just in their nature. My ducks have stayed together up until two weeks ago when one went missing. My hopes are that he found a beautiful duck mate and joined her family. I love my ducks so much! Its a special love from any other animals I’ve had the privilege of loving. I would love any thought on my situation if you have them.
    Thank you,
    Veronica Ashby

  34. Hello Beverly,
    I live in a remote area on Bacalar Lagoon in southeastern Mexico. It is a beautiful place that has not been overdeveloped (yet). We see ducks in the water daily, there is a heron who lives on this coast and leaves snail shells on the dock from time to time. There are many colorful birds and butterflies and dragonflies. It is truly peaceful here.

    It is a Mayan pueblo, Buenavista, where I live on the lagoon. This week we celebrated Day of the Dead. On day 3, All Saints DAy, we were sitting out on our dock and this white – all white duck I saw from a distance was flying toward us. It was a beautiful site since we don’t see white birds otehr than an occasional tern from the Caribbean that crosses the marshland between the lagoon and the sea.

    The duck seems to have moved in under the shade of a palapa, wehre there is a big planter with tree trunks and full of tropical plants and flowers. The duck stayed the entire first day, perhaps slept in a tree that night, and every day since, he/she is there all day in that one area. I got really close to it, talking to him/her and taking pictures. I can find information about dreaming about white ducks but not having one decide to reside on your property. I have four cats. They were curious, he let them check him out and there has been no problem with the cats and he lets me come close and chat with him. He is beautiful – has some orange growing around his beak. He seems to be in good health. Could it be a female with eggs in that huge area of plants? Could it have a symbolism important for us? I have always been an animal lover. I feel close to St Francis of Assissi although I don’t practice Catholicism. The day of the dead altar is a beautiful way to remember our family and friends whose souls have moved on –

    I am confused if I am missing a message with this duck. Was he in some kind of duck farm and escaped? I don’t think there are duck farms around here. Any ideas?

  35. Hi Beverly,

    Yesterday on my walk with children I took some pictures of beautiful sky. Only after I came home I noticed that the clouds in one of my pictures had a form of a head and half body of a duckling. I started looking for the meaning of duck symbol and came across your page.
    I would appreciate your insight into this message from the sky.

    Thank you,

  36. A duck came into my house through my chimney! I was able to catch her and release outside and she flew off. It was a “wood duck”. Thankfully I noticed her beforw my dogs did. I definitely feel like it was an omen or a sign. rhoughts?

  37. A fella I am just getting to know – we are both divorced and have children. Had a female duck visit him for several mornings – she sat peacefully on the corner of his lawn – sometimes just sitting and other times happily quacking. Always by herself. He was quite fond of her and a little protective and wondering if he should leave some food for her.
    I found it very sweet…I asked about her often and he even sent me little pictures of her. We seem to be connecting well and both of us are quite sensitive and gentle souls. We are also both putting out children first. She hasn’t been by lately and I am wondering if maybe she was a bit of a sign…what are your thoughts ?
    On my end, I had the loudest bright red chested nest building robin I have ever seen or heard. He also seems to have moved on.

  38. Hello, i was at the lake today noticed three mallards swimming along the shore with me. I could see a couple more joining in with them. As i turned around to walk away there were 10 mallards quickly walking after me. I turned to look at them in shock but they didn’t stop walking. I kinda of got scared started walking rather fast.

  39. I have a mallard female who decided our front step flower box is the perfect place to nest. I feel very honored and at peace knowing she feels safe with us. We don’t use the front door, so she gets a lot of quiet time.

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