Thursday, 30 March 2017

Quackers not Quakers

The River Devon mallards are looking at their finest, and acting at their feistiest. There's a fair bit of scrapping, mating, and very angry swimming going on, the high speed head down variety.

They don't take it as far as the coots though. I've watched a coot take off and fly 50 plus metres in order to attack another bird minding its own business elsewhere!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 29.03.17


  1. Coots are seriously deranged birds; they also kill their own young sometimes for no apparent reason.

  2. Great pictures of the Mallards.