The Mallards

I have seen a fair number of Mallard Ducks around, but so far no sign of any ducklings.  It has been several days since I’ve even seen ad adult bird, but I was hoping that meant the hens were sitting on eggs and in hiding.

This morning though, I saw several Mallards just hanging around when  Chester and I went on our walk along the Red River.  They were mostly males, but a couple of females were with them.

Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Duck June 22

The first duck is either molting or he has something wrong with him.  Maybe he is just getting his adult plumage.

Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Ducks June 22
Mallard Ducks June 22
Mallard Ducks June 22
Mallard Ducks June 22
Mallard Duck June 22
Mallard Duck June 22

These pictures were all taken with the camera pointing pretty much towards the sun – so the colours aren’t as good as they should be.  I just take pictures of what I see and when I see it – so this is what we have.

Time for me to now head out and talk to more people about the lanes and maybe pick up some signed petitions.  See you later at Africam.   Here is the 24 Wild video from June 21st.