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Mallards are the most common ducks seen in many places. They are easily recognizable and can put up with human presence around them. Lately I have captured a few pairs of mallards at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge near Philadelphia, PA.

Female Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Female Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Male Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Male Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Two Mallard couples at John Heinza National Wildlife Refuge.

Two Mallard couples at John Heinza National Wildlife Refuge.

Female Mallard at John Heinza National Wildlife Refuge.

Female Mallard at John Heinza National Wildlife Refuge.

Female Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Female Mallard at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Mallards swimming and dabbling at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Mallards swimming and dabbling at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Mallards do not dive, and only dip their heads in the water to look for food.

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