Mottled Duck

Mottled Duck, 2

This pair of Mottled Ducks had been snugged up against the pond shore, then calmly paddled away as I approached.
Mottled Duck
Mottled Duck

They didn’t go far and swung around to catch the morning sun.

Mottled Duck
Mottled Duck

The pair stuck pretty close together, paralleling the shore line.

Mottled Duck
Mottled Duck Pair

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
January 6, 2020


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