Bird #33 — Mallard

anas (duck) platyrynchos (from platys, broad or flat, and rhynchos, beak)

Sunday, July 29, 1979 — 10:00 am

Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center

The Mallards were feeding in amongst the dead trees and stumps in Bulrush Pond about 30 yards from the blind.

Bulrush Pond is about five acres in size.  One end of it is open water, the other end is marshy with many tree trunks sticking out of the water.  The observation blind was about halfway down the pond near where the marsh starts.

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