Pre-flight Check

Mallards, Roger’s Pond, Kennebunk Maine

This is the first time I have seen Canada Geese and Mallards in Roger’s Pond. I often see Mallards in the river right next to the pond, but never in the pond itself…and I have never seen Canada Geese anywhere near there. ?? This young Mallard was doing a pre-flight check of his wings, but he never did get into the air. The whole group scuttled off into the water when a dog approached. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/320th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr.

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    gerrit haagsma August 10, 2017

    love the description. This year we saw some 30 mallard ducklings grow to maturity. Some very competent mother hens.

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