Saturday, 25 January 2014

Doesn't that tickle?


Think back to your first experience of birds and I bet that it was when you fed the ducks at the local pond as a nipper. I can almost guarantee that amongst those ducks was the Mallard, a duck that if it were more scarce would have birders salivating at the sight of it, especially the male.



8 comments:

  1. 100% correct John.
    Massively underrated duck.

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    1. I know at least two people who think that Keith! ;)
      J

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  2. How did you know that?! You're quite right. I can remember my Dad telling me that those water birds were Mallards and that the male was the more elegant one!
    That reminds of the lyrics to a song in the musical 'Hair':
    There is a peculiar notion that elegant plumage
    And fine feathers are not proper for the man
    When actually
    That is the way things are
    In most species

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    1. I am psychic Bazza!
      Your musical knowledge really knows no bounds does it! I am envious.
      J

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  3. I know nothing,{:)) but the images of the male are lovely John.

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    1. I am sure that isn't true Roy! Thanks, the drakes are lovely looking birds!
      J

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