Birding in Calhoun County and beyond
I need to do plenty of catch-up, but wanted to put this up and see how the GIF looked. I was taking some pretty decent pictures of a Drake Mallard that was swimming by the Duck Lake boat launch dock. He was nice and close, with some great low sunlight shining through. After he swam by I got back on the scope, when I suddenly heard a loud commotion near shore. The Mallard was attacking a second Drake Mallard by the shore. I started to snap some bad pics of the altercation. It wasn't until about a minute later I realized there was a third bird at the bottom of this mix spending quite a bit of time under the water. The second Drake was intimately involved with the female, and this time of year that apparently didn't sit well with the other. It took quite a while until the three of them took off in flight, one pursuing the other.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)