Steve’s Bird Of The Day #34.

Hi to all of you! Nice to have you back with us today. And here we have the female mallard duck. She is definitely not very colorful like the male, but she needs her duller colors to blend it better with her surroundings for safety during the nesting season. The young looks just like their mother in color and in fall the males will begin to take on their colors, but may not get their full colors until the next season. If the nest is lost then they will try again, up to 3 or 4 times if necessary to get a successful nesting, but there will be less eggs each time. The normal would be 8 to 12 eggs, but up to 15 are sometimes laid. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

32 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #34.

  1. Actually, the female is really pretty ! Different shades of brown mixed with golden hues makes her beautiful ! Love it ! Sleep well ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜ΊπŸ¦†

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    • Yes, the different shades mixed together do look quite beautiful and she blends in well with the dried grasses around her nest. Thanks for stopping by!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸ“·


  2. Its a beautiful day 😍 and a nice capture… People loves to capture ducks to eat, and here Steve to capture ducks in pic so that everyone can enjoy πŸ€— Have a lovely morning Steve ✨

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    • Yes, here these mallard ducks are the most hunted duck in Canada.πŸ˜³πŸ¦† And probably the same in other countries too.πŸ€” Enjoy your evening Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜Έ One less day to wait!πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. The female duck is pretty with soft neutral colors. Have a great week ahead, Steve and Muffin! 😺🌞🌸🍳 🧈 πŸ₯ž πŸ§‡ πŸ₯“β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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