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Content Mallard Ducks

This pair of Mallard Ducks has been at the little pond off and on for about three weeks now.  I sometimes will see them floating or paddling around in the late afternoon.  They tend to stick to the far shoreline across from where I have my home.  There are more cattail plants and other reedy native pond plants along that shoreline then over here on this side.  The ducks like to hide out in the reeds and rushes.

These ducks like the geese, tend to go back and forth between the pond and the nearby little lake.  Occasionally people do fish in boats on the lake so the ducks will fly on over to spend time on the very calm pond.  The only thing here that disturbs the ducks are the cows when the cows decide to wade in the pond.  Since the weather has turned colder, the cows are seldom in the water.  Happy ducks are wonderful to watch.  I watched the ducks and took these pictures yesterday, Nov. 2, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Content Mallard Ducks" (4)

  1. content is good. happy wildlife is certainly enjoyable.

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, the ducks are happy. One of the residents along the nearby little lake has a burn pile going so I think that that may be why the ducks are on the pond instead of at the lake. Have a really nice Sunday tomorrow!

  2. I love Mallards! THere have been many more waterfowl through here lately, probably their migrations. Sure like to see them! A couple if days ago we went about 20 miles down river and saw about a hundred swans in two groups on the river.

  3. The ducks on the little pond down the road are very shy, and take off as soon as they hear anyone coming. I enjoy your photos of these pretty birds. 🙂

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