Saturday, October 25, 2008

223/365 Happy couple

I stopped by the pond at the park before class on Thursday night and photographed the ducks again. They were much more active than two weeks ago -- chasing each other around, swimming in circles, cursing at every turn (well, that's what it sounded like to me).

This pair looks like a happy couple, but after looking up Mallards on Wikipedia, it seems the males are quite promiscuous and a little despicable.

Whereas geese mate for life, the male Mallards remain with the female up until the point she lays her eggs, then he flies off to find a new mate.

"Sweetie, you're beautiful when you're pregnant (but really, as soon as the time for responsibility gets here, I'm getting out of here to find a fairer feather)."

Poor girl.

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1000 at about 5:45 p.m. under cloudy skies

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