13th of June 2005.
Female Mallard Duck.
Female Mallards Duck, far less gaudy than the male with much subtler markings.
I am not sure if its common to find ducks on small ponds. This female Mallard Duck seemed to enjoy herself, finding lots of things of interest during frequent dips to the shallow bottom.
No fish in the pond, so it must be algae or bugs of some sort. She seems well fed, I just hope she is not full of goldfish from the other pond!
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