Mallards: Common as dirt, but lookers none the same

Photo by Chris Bosak A Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

Everyone has seen Mallards. In fact, everyone has probably seen thousands upon thousands of Mallards. Even so, every once in a while I see Mallards in a setting that catches my eye and I have to pull out the camera to try to capture the scene. Such was the case the other day when I visited a small pond in Darien, Conn. A tree on the shoreline still had its colorful leaves on it — long after most of the leaves have fallen already — and the colors were reflected in the section of the pond where the Mallards were swimming. So, yes, they are common, but they are also picturesque.

Photo by Chris Bosak A Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak A female Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
A female Mallard swims in a small pond in Darien, Conn., Dec. 2014.

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One thought on “Mallards: Common as dirt, but lookers none the same

  1. Wow, that first is a Majestic Mallard.
    A flock of Tufted Titmice by the Pool in Central Park on Monday. Also I may have told you about the three Buffleheads that I hope may spend the winter there. I also saw Shovelers & possibly wood ducks (too far away to be sure) at the Reservoir.
    Lots of starlings around. For some reason they cluster among the shriveled leaves of the Bradford Pear trees on our street. Susan

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