They are probably our most common water bird but that doesn’t make them any less beautiful.

Mallard Drake

Mallard Drake

This one was particularly photogenic!

Chew Valley 27 Dec 2014 2014-12-27 028The Mallard is a sociable, adaptable and human-tolerant duck species found in many places throughout the world.  I am especially fond of them simply because they remind me of happy childhood days spent feeding them and their fluffy duckings at the local park. It’s a habit that hasn’t diminished, even though I’m now much older and the ducks are several generations removed from the originals.


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