A very pretty Mallard hen swims by with her reflection in tow!
A Mallard hen making herself pretty by keeping all the feathers neat and tidy.
A preening Mallard drake and his wonderful orange feet
In life, do like the Mallard, make a big splash!
Here’s a drake Mallard preening. He remains as my number one duck right down to the curly little feather on his butt!
A Mallard hen with her head under her wing trying to catch forty winks, but still keep an eye out for any trouble
One of my favourite ducks, here’s a drake Mallard in all his glory!
All the Best of the New Year to all!
A Mallard drake in the golden light of the afternoon.
I was amazed at how the reflection from his head was so widespread on the rippled water.
Here I came to swim and nobody told me it was walking only
A Mallard hen enjoying her bath!
Here’s a bit of a different angle. This Mallard was reaching back to preen it’s flight feathers. Or else it was playing peek-a-boo with me!
I see you, but leave me alone, I’m enjoying the warm sun!
Here’s a proud Northern Mallard. Why? Because all the local Mallards are in eclipse plumage. This guy has all his bright colours. Puts the locals to shame!
A Mallard hen resting in the sun
A Mallard hen enjoys the sun on a favourite log