Readers’ wildlife photos

December 23, 2021 • 8:30 am

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.

Mallard or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos)

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.

Landings:

Drake standing on one leg:

Hens:

Feeding:

4 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. I love these photos. The ducks are photographed so nicely, but so is the water. The splash drops in the second picture are so delicate.
    I love the drake standing on one leg photo with that white plant behind.
    It’s so lovely.
    Thank you!

  2. Sorry for my tardiness in acknowledging these comments. I was traveling and purposefully didn’t bring a laptop (and I hate interacting on posts with a phone).

    I appreciate the comments and thank you for the kind words.

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