Saturday, December 3
Camera Critters ~ Male Mallard Duck
Happy Saturday my friends! Can I just say how much I love this shot? This is a male mallard duck. They are quite common to our area and can be seen on any decent size waterway in large groups. I am lucky enough to be within a few miles of an area where many types of birds gather for a stop on their way down south for the winter. The winters here in Wisconsin can be harsh and if I could, I would leave for the winter too!
I could distinguish this was a male by the yellow beak. During mating season, the males also have a beautiful emerald green head and neck. This was taken on Labor Day, with mating season long gone yet you can see a small trace of the green left on this beautiful boy.
Hope you are all having a great start to the weekend.
I linked up with Camera Critters.