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!
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