A Mallard Drying His Wings

My last post was of a Mallard chasing another Mallard (Mallard Duck Chase) and after all that activity one of them had to flap its wings dry.

Ducks flap their wings like this to shake out water in the air pockets under their wings.

Mallard Drying Off Photo

A Mallard Flapping Its Wings

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  1. Jim Denham December 11, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    Love the colors of mallards! Nice catch Steve!

  2. Steve Creek December 11, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    Thank you Jim!

  3. ritaroberts December 11, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Lovely capture, He looks as if he’s clapping. Beautiful colors.

  4. Steve Creek December 11, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Thank you Rita!