Duck Gabe – it’s the Mallards! Gabe was at the Laurier Dog Park in October. Maybe he heard the approaching honks and grabbed his cam – lucky for us! The male Mallard DRAKE is much more colourful - to attract his HEN of course. He is quite handsome with his shiny green head, white-ringed neck, brown chest and grey sides. She is a natural beauty with white and brown feathers. They help her blend in to her wetland surroundings.
DID YOU KNOW? Mallards do not dive under water for their food, they feed at or just below the surface. Their favorite food s are: wetland plants and grains like wheat, barley, rice and oats … the waste grain they eat while visiting farmers’ fields.
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