Mr Mallard

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Make no bones about it, I get excited watching the less common waterfowl that overwinter on the local creeks and ponds, but there is just something special about the Mallard. Maybe a comforting familiarity or perhaps their mild demeanor and wonderful quacking. Anyway, this guy sure stood out the other day. Well dressed in his finest breeding feathers saying what needed to be said in such a simple way.

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33 thoughts on “Mr Mallard

    1. Hi Marsha, no we are working stiffs just like the everyone else. When we do get some time off we like to visit wilder places and boy do we ever take a lot of photos. Hope your day is going well.

        1. Hi Marsha and thanks for the kind words. We will have a wild day but that wild today will be the commute home on the ever wilder freeway. Hope you are having a great start to your week.

    1. Indeed and they are like a treasure that is mainly hidden from view unless we wait and watch for a bit. Love when they rise up in the water and spread out their wings and the blue appears.

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Beautiful shots, Mike! Mallards are my favorites, for all the reasons you mentioned. I love how their quaking sounds like laughter and how they enjoying splashing around playing, and they are so pretty – both male and female.

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