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

Reserved

The sign is clear. This space is reserved. Either this duck can’t read or it’s very, very important.

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

Duckling

They are symbolic of spring; cute fluffy ducklings This parade of Mallard ducklings were barely larger than the eggs that once contained …

Mallard - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey

Mallard

There’s a flying duck coming fast and low. It’s a male Mallard and I manage to capture it well enough to print …

Mallard - River Teign - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Chicks

The Mallard’s chicks have hatched. That’s very exciting.

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 …

Mallard at Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Purple flash

This female Mallard duck is showing a very distinctive wing patch. It’s called a speculum. No, not that kind of speculum, it’s …