Todays birding photography is about the American Black Duck aka the mallard female duck that has the ducklings in the spring.
They are in the waterfoul family. They can be found in ponds , rivers and marshes. They are resident in North Carolina.
I captured this in September this year. I also captured the mating of of the male and female duck this past spring. Which I will post at the end of the year post to come on December 31st.