Posted By RichC on May 3, 2009
My wife has dubbed the morning gathering of male only Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), “the men’s club,” as at least six males gather in front of our house. They don’t seem to be doing anything more than “hanging out” on the lawn only a few feet from the front door — I suspect the females are nested somewhere around the lake on their eggs. Hopefully we’ll see the duckling shortly and that they will survive the combination of dogs, cats, racoons, possums, snakes, hawks and turtles that yearly pick them off one by one. For whatever the reason they gather, they are handsome with their attrative plumage.