Mallards, Roger’s Pond, Kennebunk, Maine, USA — Like the Rock Pidgin from yesterday’s post, Mallards probably do not get the appreciation they deserve, simply because they are so common…the default puddle duck across much of North America…likely wherever there is the smallest body of fresh (or at least non-salt) water. I have seen them in rushing rivers and the deep puddles on people’s yards after heavy rains…and everywhere in between. They are, however a beautiful bird, worth the good look I rarely give them. These two bright males were on the small kid’s pond (fishing and skating) in a park here in town. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.