An amatuer birder/naturalist living in the country near Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
October 31, 2016
Female mallard in flight near the Thames in London, Ontario.
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard pairs form long before the spring breeding season. Pairing takes place in the fall, but courtship can be seen all winter. Only the female incubates the eggs and takes care of the ducklings.