The Mallard duck is perhaps the most familiar dabbling duck of all ducks.
It can be found almost anywhere water is present, is found year round in "most" of the United States,
and is tame and often interbreeds with other ducks.
The male mallards beauty is often overlooked, he is ubiquitous and hard to miss.
There are so many at Lake of the Lilies.
I am always looking for the unusual ducks and I too overlook the beautiful, more common,