There is a peaceful calm on this lake which blooms with light and color as these mallard wings float down from the soft air to rest. I love the time of day and scenery that is captured here.
Male and female mallard ducks (anas platyrhynchos) are quite different from each other both in appearance and sound. Instead of the female’s quack, a male mallard makes a raspy one and two-note call along with non-vocal sounds produced by hitting his beak against his flight feathers.
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