205 views, 20 January 2013
A major attraction and vying with the flowers for the tourists’ attention, this mallard pair are feeding in the waters of an artificial pond in the Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Holland. This duck and the drake are only two of a number of water birds kept in the park during the months of spring. When the park closes in May until the following spring, the ducks and swans are returned to the source(s) from where they are hired out. It is to be hoped that conditions there are better rather than worse for them.