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January 28, 2015 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Mallard Ducks

Mallards

Almost wordless: The Mallards will stay here in the winter as long as they can find open water.

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  1. Beth Hoffman / Jan 28 2015 8:27 am

    Mallards always make me smile!

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    • Leslie / Jan 28 2015 4:45 pm

      Me too. It was nice to see some signs of life at the pond, which is mostly deserted this time of year.

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  2. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jan 28 2015 10:03 am

    Ducks! Whats not to love?

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    • Leslie / Jan 28 2015 4:44 pm

      And they were quack, quack, quacking and swimming in circles – fun to watch too!

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  3. Suko / Jan 28 2015 11:01 am

    A beautiful photo! I love to see Mallards. Several years ago, my daughter brought one home from school for a weekend–we named the duckling Mallory.

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    • Leslie / Jan 28 2015 4:44 pm

      Perfect name for a Mallard! 🙂

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  4. orangeheromama / Jan 28 2015 2:20 pm

    For some reason you don’t see as many males here as you used to..just tons of females!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2015/01/what-makes-you-happy-wordlesswednesday.html

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    • Leslie / Jan 28 2015 4:43 pm

      Juvenile males and females both look like the female – so maybe you are seeing a lot of youngsters!

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  5. Mary / Jan 28 2015 6:08 pm

    They look happy. No open water at the river near my house. It’ll be a few weeks.

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  6. diane / Jan 28 2015 6:47 pm

    That water must be so so cold.

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  7. irene / Jan 30 2015 5:25 pm

    brave little ducks

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  8. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) / Feb 1 2015 5:23 pm

    Hi Leslie,

    We seem to have an abundance of ducks, geese and swans, spending their winter down here in the south of the UK this year. I suppose that on the whole, it has been particularly mild winter for most of us, although I am sure that the folks in the north of the country would disagree!

    I have a nephew-in-law who takes hundreds of pictures of ducks and although many other family members have a laugh at his expense, I actually happen to agree with him, that there are some stunningly beautiful and vibrantly coloured varieties of duck around, which are well worth photographing.

    Nice peaceful shot,

    Yvonne.

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  9. Arti / Feb 7 2015 10:01 am

    I’m amazed how many birds do stay here in my neck of the woods, close to minus 20C or lower in some days. Other than Chickadees, Woodpeckers and Owls, on the water we have Mallards, Golden Eyes, Buffleheads, and yes, the Canada Geese.

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