Mama Wood Duck out for a swim
It's hard to believe it's already close to the middle of July...but it is! The mallards have begun to moult, as you can see in the largest square. Moving clockwise, one male and two females are hiding in he grass on a tiny island in a small pond. Purple raspberry blossoms are flowering beside the pond and black-eyed susans and milkweed are too. And the first of the egrets in my area are out foraging for fish.
Mama Wood Duck and her seven ducklings
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