The Mallard

Stegemann, Eileen; Swift, Bryan
October 2008
New York State Conservationist;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p15
The article presents information on mallards. They are a favorite of children, and are popular with bird watchers and waterfowl hunters alike. It can be found in almost any water body, including wetlands, lakes, ponds, rivers, and even flooded fields. In New York, the duck species nest in marshes, wetlands, fields, grasslands close to water, beaver flows, remote bogs, tidal marshes, suburban gardens, and urban park ponds.


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