Spotted as part of a group of seven with mother. Droplets on the plumage show how well the feathers are working as a water repellent. Second shot shows that the duckling has already perfected the art of dabbling. Third shot shows female with one of the siblings.
Wetlands. Temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa; introduced to New Zealand and Australia.
These ducks were spotted on a pond 1300m high. Mallards are found up to an altitude of 2000m.
Lat: 46.51, Long: 6.95
Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jun 8, 2011