The mallard ducklings from my previous spotting have left the fledgling period and are now juveniles. With a black and orange bill, brown breast feathers and straight tail feathers, it looks to me like this one is a female. Spotted coming out of the water still covered with aquatic plants...
Wetlands. Temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa; introduced to New Zealand and Australia.
Previous spotting is at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/641... Found on a pond 1300m high. Mallards are found up to an altitude of 2000m.
Lat: 46.51, Long: 6.95
Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011