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Mallard - RSPB Lodmoor - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mallard malady

This male Mallard looks so healthy in the spring sunshine: It takes a lot of nutritious food to make the complex chemistry …

Gadwall at RSPB Ham Wall - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gadwall at Ham Wall

There’s a group of five Gadwall making a racket as they fly in ridiculously close formation at RSPB Ham Wall. Close up …

Duckling Dinosaur - The Hal of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dinosaurs fly among us

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the dinosaurs, here they are, all around us. These Mallard Ducklings have hatched from eggs …

Duckling - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Easter Duckings

I love ducks. This time of year there are parades of ducklings and their worried parents. Aggressive males peck at the tiny …

Female Goosander - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

A wild Goosander chase

As I walk down the canal I see a duck with a vicious saw-toothed beak and a brown head. It must be …

Male Mandarin Duck - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Male Mandarin

Mandarins are so spectacular it’s hard to believe they’re real, but, as with everything in the natural world, it’s more spectacular than …