- 3 excited ♂♂ surround a ♀. They all try to isolate her by chasing away the other ♂♂.
- The dominant ♂, busy to make an impression. The ♀ seems not really interested.
- But sometimes appearances are deceptive. A few seconds later: Intimate duck embrace.
- Overview of the playground. I like this ‘bar-code’ image with just a few pixels in focus.
Friday, 4 December 2009
This morning I witnessed the courtship play of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos/Wilde Eend). A few stages are shown in the following screenshots.