Mallard Ducks have returned to the area and I sure am glad. Some here in Florida dislike the Mallard Ducks because of their interbreeding with our Florida native ducks, the Florida Mottled Duck. The two are really closely related and so are comfortable becoming mates. Our Florida wildlife officials do not like having a lot of Mallards out in the wild.
Property owners in Florida are expected to keep their domesticated Mallards at home on their farms and ranches, and not allow them to fly free. I think this bunch is a migratory flock that came South for the Fall and Winter months. In any event, I like Mallard Ducks! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!