Mallards in flight – what a sight!

Published 4:31 pm Saturday, January 2, 2021

On an early gray-sky morning, a beautiful pair of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) are photographed on the fly at Pocosin Lakes Refuge.

Mallards are omnivores that eat a wide variety of plants in and out of the water, as well as freshwater shrimp, insect larvae and earthworms. The female mallard has the classic duck quack.

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