Five years worth of blogging today, so to commemorate this auspicious occasion ......... The Mallard.
About a week ago, whilst wandering around my local lake in the sunshine, the usual gang of Mallards flew over for some food. They're usually a tolerant bunch,
but on this occasion, one seemed just a little bit too belligerent.
He singled out another male, (maybe some previous history between them), and they both began squaring up to each other, with much chest pushing.
Eventually it turned into a full blown scrap, grabbing each others necks, and shoving and pushing for some time. A lot longer than I've usually seen them doing this.
It went on for so long, I even managed to get some video.
The instigator was quite a bolshy little git, because no sooner had he finished with one male, he went into the feeding group to pick on another.
Eventually all was peace.
And they went about their lives as normal.
Enjoy the rest of your day.