Photos by Barry theBirder
All summer I've watched this little flock of female Mallards and a nearby Great Blue Heron (see picture below) in one of the Holland Marsh canals. I first spotted them when they were quite small and I've never seen the parents of these ducks nor have I seen any male members of the group. Even when they are swimming about, they are always this close together.
This Great Blue Heron has become far too reliable and I have taken its picture several times. I must give it a rest and look for some Green or Black-crowned Night-Herons.
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