About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Photo Share: Mallard Ducks visit

Feathered visitor nesting in your yard this spring
Ducks have been here since 7:30. They are sleeping by the pond in the sunshine now. He is standing on one leg with his head sort of under his wing. So cool!

Mallards choose new mating partners each fall, staying together throughout the winter and into the spring mating season. The female duck always makes the choice for the breeding area because she is homing to the site of her birth or a site where she successfully hatched a nest. Once mating season has ended, the male mallard moves away from the female.





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