Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mingling with the mallards

We have some friendly mallards that visit us at our dock. Yesterday, when we were swimming (and I use that term loosely - our swimming usually consists floating with swim noodles) they floated along with us, less than 10 feet away.

mallard ducks

This young male (you can just see the green feathers starting to come in on his head), will eat from our hand.

mallard ducks

They aren't a bit shy, as you can see by the way they "mooned" us.

mallard ducks


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Kind of like swimming with the dolphins?

Susan said...

That's just what I was thinking!

LauraHinNJ said...

Watch out! They'll get very forward and demanding!