Got to love nature!! George agrees, and most likely had a chuckle as he snapped this fantastic photo. “It was a sunny Sunday. A perfect occasion to spend the afternoon walking in the river valley with a close friend. I was lucky enough to spot these two ducks and get a shot at the perfect moment. Enjoy!”
DID YOU KNOW? On the left is the drake (male). The hen (female) is on the right. Mallard ducks are one of the most recognized of all the ducks … at least when they are ”on” the surface! What you see them doing above is “dabbling”. That’s how they eat – by tipping forward and grazing on the underwater plants just below the surface. They have little ’strainers’ along the edges of their bills and while their heads are under water, they open their mouth to take in and then strain out that water – keeping all the delicious bits of food. Look for Mallards on lakes, ponds, marshes, rivers – any wetlands natural or man made. According to Ducks Unlimited, Canada’s wetlands are vanishing. For more information – click to visit their website:
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