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Posts tagged “Mallard

Miss Pretty

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A very pretty Mallard hen swims by with her reflection in tow!


Making Pretty

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A Mallard hen making herself pretty by keeping all the feathers neat and tidy.


Those Feet

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A preening Mallard drake and his wonderful orange feet


Splash

splash

In life, do like the Mallard, make a big splash!


My Favourite Duck

drakemallard

Here’s a drake Mallard preening.  He remains as my number one duck right down to the curly little feather on his butt!


PeekaBoo

peekAboo

A Mallard hen with her head under her wing trying to catch forty winks, but still keep an eye out for any trouble


Happy New Year

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One of my favourite ducks, here’s a drake Mallard in all his glory!

All the Best of the New Year to all!


Greenhead

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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.


Bother

Mallardonice

Here I came to swim and nobody told me it was walking only


Bathing

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A Mallard hen enjoying her bath!


A Different Angle

grooming

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

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I see you, but leave me alone, I’m enjoying the warm sun!


Proud

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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!


Resting

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A Mallard hen resting in the sun


The Divine Ms. M.

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A Mallard hen enjoys the sun on a favourite log


Paddling

A Mallard hen keeps an eye peeled while she swims away from the camera

A Mallard hen keeps an eye peeled while she swims away from the camera


Who Could Resist

A Mallard hen and her brood!

A Mallard hen and her brood!


Proud

A drake Mallard swims proudly, showing off to a nearby hen.

A drake Mallard swims proudly, showing off to a nearby hen.


Dabbling

A Mallard hen, dabbling at the edge of the lake

A Mallard hen, dabbling at the edge of the lake


Another Proud One

A Mallard drake showing off his stuff!

A Mallard drake showing off his stuff!


Greenhead

Always a favourite of mine, the Mallard drake

Always a favourite of mine, the Mallard drake


Take Five

A Mallard drake takes five in the afternoon sun

A Mallard drake takes five in the afternoon sun