Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Wednesday April 15, 2020 M is for Mallard

2020 A to Z Challenge !
M is for Mallard !


If someone at a park is feeding bread to ducks, chances are there are Mallards in the fray. Perhaps the most familiar of all ducks, Mallards occur throughout North America and Eurasia in ponds and parks as well as wilder wetlands and estuaries. The male’s gleaming green head, gray flanks, and black tail-curl arguably make it the most easily identified duck. Mallards have long been hunted for the table, and almost all domestic ducks 
come from this species. 

Photo credit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 Mallard pairs form long before the spring breeding season. Pairing takes place in the fall, but courtship can be seen all winter. 
Only the female incubates the eggs and takes care of the ducklings.
As always to hear and learn more 
please go to this link! Enjoy!
Profuse apologies for my not visiting anyone
yesterday, but we were celebrating our 
30th anniversary and just paid 
attention to each other! 
Today I will behave and visit all! 
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10 comments:

  1. Congratulations and best wishes on your anniversary. Mallards are just too pretty. Got to know more about them. Thank you.

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  2. We love ducks, and mallards are our favorites. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Thank you so much for your wonderful Bird a Day postings! They make me smile first thing every morning.
    And Happy Happy Belated Anniversary! May you and your sweetheart have many more happy years together!
    XO, Diane

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  4. If anyone is feeding bread to the ducks, they should stop! Bread just fills them up with empty calories. Pick up some cracked corn at a feed store instead! Even canned corn! Or snails. Oh, they love, love, love snails. Mallards tend to get around, our ponds have a lot of "mutt" ducks with partial Mallard coloring!

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  5. I hope you had a beautiful day yesterday! The mallard is just my favorite duck, males are so pretty!
    M is for Modern Quilts

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  6. I was in the park watching the a mother duck leading her line of frantically paddling ducklings across a lake earlier today!

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  7. From Toffee the cat: Lots of mallards on ponds near my home. I'm not allowed anywhere near them. Don't know why...
    Not So Sweet Toffee

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  8. They are everywhere here too, and they are really pretty! :)

    The Multicolored Diary

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  9. These are so cute!
    It reminds me of this super cute short film by Pixar. You should definitely see it if you haven't
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPuRBiBCxyk

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  10. Mallards are by far the most common duck around here. There are at least two places near here where they gather and are pretty tame because people come to feed them.

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