Mallard (Anas platyrhynichos)


This group of males (drakes) have formed a pod, for want of a collective noun, and have been together for about a week. The males are known for their infidelity, they will abandon the female once she is deposited on the eggs and go in search of their next 'wife'. Don't often get to see their orange legs. It is believed that there is a bit of Mallard in all domestic ducks, which can be seen in the curly feathers found on their rump. Posted by Picasa