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It's a full "moon" and everything is just ducky........

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    You have just officially been "mooned" by a duck! (For those of our overseas friends who are at a loss of understanding here ... just chalk it up to the weird American sense of humor.)



    Now on a more serious yet still light hearted note. The following are pictures of a male mallard duck. A very common duck over here, I thought perhaps our over the sea members might be interested in seeing one. All 3 pics are of the same bird. The iridescent colors on his head is the result of light striking it at different angles and getting refracted.
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    I have a nesting pair on the creek bank in the back of my yard. While I am working in the garden the female will let out a quack, just one quack. I quack back. After all, conversing with your neighbors is just being civil.

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    ahaha.... good one! I grew up on a small, East Texas farm and my family raised ducks, chickens, quail, - really all kinds of birds. lol. Not for food, but mostly for the enjoyment of having them around. Of course we ate the duck, chicken, and goose eggs. I always find it so funny when traveling with students abroad when we pass a park or somewhere where there are ducks and they take so many photos of the animals and hardly notice the historical site or building on the same property.

    Nice photos!!

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    I don't know why but this duck seems to be more ''submerged'' in the water. The Mallards here in Europe hold themselves a bit higher above the water level LOL !!!

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    Yeah I have noticed that, but if there are beautiful Mute swans around then I can understand why the students are drawn to photograph them, they are simply beautiful and quite big and regal !! You will be having the same experience many times over when you travel to Europe this year LOL !

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    I always find it so funny when traveling with students abroad when we pass a park or somewhere where there are ducks and they take so many photos of the animals and hardly notice the historical site or building on the same property.

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    I had not realized that mallards had been imported "over the pond". Guess I shouldn't be surprised as the males in particular are quite ornamental.

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    We were in Little Rock earlier this month for an overnight and the hotel where we stayed had ducks in the interior fountain. Here is a short video I shot of their morning entrance....



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    I think it's wonderful that no matter where we are, we still have that pull to appreciate nature.

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    The Mallard is a holarctic species, native here too Paul, not introduced. They are the commonest British duck.

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    If you get up early enough some days you can find a nice pair of mallards swimming in my pool. There is also a small blue heron that likes to take a stroll about the yard eating gecko's and drinking from the pool. I love the new neighborhood....

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