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14 Photos of Reflecting Pool Ducks (and Ducklings!) That Will Brighten Your Day

Photo by @mohamadhphoto via Instagram.

DC may be home to monuments renowned the world over, but it’s the local fixture around them that interests these Instagrammers: the resident ducks at reflecting pools. We found the 14 best Instas of adorable ducklings just living life like it’s golden.

Ain’t no party like a duckling party.

So cute I couldn't help myself #ducklings #washingtonreflectingpool

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Follow momma.

Babies getting so big. #ducklingsfordays #wildlife #dc

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Wait for us, too!

Find someone who looks at you the way Buckley looks at ducks. #dcdogs

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Buckley reflects on life, liberty, and the pursuit of ducklings.

These ducks can now enjoy small safety ramps (and proselytizing pups).

It’s a big shadow to live under.

No ugly ducklings here.

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Shake your tail feathers.

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From duck till dawn.

and when one feels like a duck, one is happy!

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Enjoying the view.

Flex.

#USA Capitol Reflecting Pool #WashingtonDC shot by @markeisenhower #MyDCcool #IPW #IPW17

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A duckling huddle.

handsome yung mallard

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A mallard in all his shiny green glory.

#duckbutt

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Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.