Nature Through My Lens

Posts tagged “Mallard

All My Ducks in a Row

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Here’s Eight Mallards (Anas platyrhychos), four pair, four male, four females. All were asleep with their heads down. Something made a noise and all the males popped up. Females weren’t bothered and kept sleeping! Who has their priorities right!


Looking to the Future

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A drake Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) looks out across the water of Mill Lake. I’m always amazed how that Green head can change colour in the light!


Nap Time

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A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhychos) found a quite log to have an afternoon nap on!


Mallard

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A most handsome duck is the Mallard (Anas platyrhychos). He also is one of my favourite ducks! Wherever one goes there seems to be Mallards. Three Cheers or Quacks for Mallards!


Hmmm, Fancy That!

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A hen Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) preening her feathers! Preening is important to birds, especially birds like Ducks who have to keep their feathers ship shape to keep the cold and wet away!


Diving Practice

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With Billy and Sis looking on, Mum turns her head as Bobby attempts his first full Pike off the log!


Ducks in a Row

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Is there anything cuter that a cluster of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos)


Ditch Ducks

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A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) on the side of a reasonably busy road. It seems they have made their Spring home in the ditch below. Both stood calmly while we drove by. I took the shot out the window of the car!


Her Own Sunlight

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A pretty Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) has found her own spot of sunlight to bring out her best.


Leading the Choir

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A drake Mallard in full stretch.


A Bit of a Stretch

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A pair of drake Mallards.  One having a bit of a stretch!


Hungry

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A hungry Mallard hen getting a snack from my grandson.

Photo taken by my granddaughter!


Her Good Side

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This lovely Mallard hen was happy to have her portrait taken!


Grooming

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A drake Mallard found himself a quiet corner of the marsh to do his daily preening of the feathers.  Being Spring his colours are bright and shiny to impress the girls!


Ms. Mallard

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Here’s another Mallard hen.  Standing on a branch with new leaves showing, just waiting for a handsome male to swim by!


Peek

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A hen Mallard has 40 winks, but always has a watch out.


Chugging Along

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A Mallard hen chugging across the pond leaving quite a wake behind her.

I love the triple reflection in this shot!


Her Own Sunbeam

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A Mallard hen has found her own sunbeam in an otherwise dark side of the pond.


What Cha Doing!

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A Mallard hen, took interest in what I was doing!  More than likely

looking for a handout as they do!


Leading the Choir

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A Mallard drake.

He’s either preaching to the cheap seats or leading the choir!


Proud

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A proud Mallard drake


A Mouthful

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The problem with moulting is that one always has a mouthful of feathers!

So says this Mallard drake!


Spring Treat

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A high mark on the Awww scale for this one!
A Mallard hen and her ducklings


Show off

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A very pretty Mallard hen showing off her stuff. She’s a beauty and she knows it!