Mr. and Mrs. Mallard (they pronounce it mu LARD) live in our neighborhood during nesting season. They are seen walking up and down the street - flying overhead - and mucking about in the muddy sides of the street. Today it was raining as we came through and there they were - happy as ducks in a puddle.
My friend Bert mentioned that she loves the color on the wings of Mrs. Mallard (mu Lard, if you please), so I tried to capture the blue.
If you click to enlarge the photo you can see the raindrops on Mr. Mallard's back.
And Mr. Mallard's pretty curl on his duck tail . . .
This is another shot of Mrs. Mallard on a sunny day in our yard - they often come for tea time and enjoy the seeds we put out for tea.
Mr. Mallard also has a pretty blue stripe on his wing - not one to be outdone by Mrs. Mallard.