It’s springtime, and love is in the air, even for the mallards. This pair idled by, and while I tend not to photograph mallards, I bowed to their insistence.

Don’t fall for his apparent devotion, as soon as she gives birth, he’ll be off and other males will impose themselves on her, at risk to the children. It’s messy business with male mallards. Not ducky, at all.

(For Bird of the Week)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

15 thoughts on “Mallards

  1. When a subject arrives and they command your attention…even when you don’t want to give it? I love your admission that you will ‘bow to their insistence’. Yes, yes! You must! 😎

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