Mallard Hen with Ducklings by Kimberly Chadwick
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Mallard

Mallards, a dabbler, tips into the shallow waters and pluck seeds, grasses, or invertebrates from the bottom. Will also eat insects from the water surface.

Courtship ritual includes males pumping their head, bill dipping, and rearing up to exaggerate his size. The female signals consent by duplicating the males head-pumping.

Common migration and winter resident at lakes and ponds.

Molting & Eclipsed males are similiar to females but withyellow or olive bill.

VOICE Familiar quaking, most often from female; Female also gives descending series of raspy,“laughing” quacks.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thank you Ann!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 3 years ago

    beautiful

  • Good to see you my friend, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Thank you Robert, Sorry for the late reply…….

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Most certainly beautiful artwork from you, I love all of your arrangement&idea, thank you to INSPIRE million friends:)
    ………..
    Quote for the thoughtfully day; When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
    Joseph Roux
    ……….
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Thank you Sunny, I appreciate your words!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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