On this balmy Sunday, February 23, when the path to Picnic Point turned from ice to slush, this mallard couple delighted people on the Friends Birding field trip and passersby as well. Lila Walsh, on these walk with MJ Morgan, captured them courting with her camera. They were enjoying one of the few spots of open water along the shore. Mallard breeding season begins in early March. Female mallards like to breed where they were hatched!
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors