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Mallards make marshland splash dance

March 30, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

MALLARDS are this week's featured critter. This duck seems to be found everywhere from its arctic and Canadian breeding grounds to little pot holes of water, farm ponds, streams, wetlands or bogs of the entire United States. Urban parks are also a favorite of this species where they have learned to eagerly take handouts from park visitors, becoming professional beggars. Wild mallards eat aquatic insects, insect larvae, earthworms, snails or agricultural seeds or grains in harvested fields.

 
 
 

 

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