Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Look who's back!

I went down to Riverain Park this afternoon, in spite of the rain and the decidedly unexciting light. The park was deserted by humans, but I did meet a good number of ducks -- including several mallard drakes, which I'd hardly seen all summer. What's up with that? Where have they been for the last three months, and why are they coming back now?


David Three Rats tells me that the drakes don't go anywhere in the summer; they molt after the mating season and look exactly like hens. Thanks David!