In the second half of March the weather was calm and sunny with night frost and temperatures above 10°C in the afternoon. Many mornings started with thin ground fog above the water. Ideal circumstances for duck photography. As highlight I want to show a ♀ Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos/Wilde Eend) doing some feather care.
* Canon EOS 40D with 500mm/f4 IS and 1.4x; ISO-400, f7.1, 1/250s, +0.3 stop; from beanbag.