Today we have photos from Emilio d’Alise, and they’re of my favorite bird: the mallard! Emilio’s intro is indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.
These mallards were all photographed in Monument, Colorado, on a pond behind the Public Library. There is a large population of ducks and geese that inhabit the pond nearly year-round, in part because people feed them.
Drake standing on one leg: