Mallard Duck

Female Mallard Duck Swimming

Piggy Back Ride

This mother duck makes a nest in my garden every year. I love watching out of the window when the babies hatch. They are so cute when they climb all over her.

Male Mallard Near Nest

Our male Mallard was sitting on the bank near the nest just after a fight in which some other males were trying to copulate with our female.

Mallard Incubating Eggs

Taken on Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
She let me come right up to her making for a great photo opp. In this picture, she was incubating ten eggs.

Female Mallard Incubating

This picture was taken by our Audubon BirdCam that we set up on the Mallard nest.

Female Mallard on Nest

This photo was taken by our Audubon BirdCam that we set up on a Mallard nest in our yard. She had just been scared off the nest by a Gray Squirrel, and in this picture, she was warily sneaking back to her eggs.

Female headshot

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology