Mother Mallard duck with chicks

Photograph taken on June 27, 2007 at McCreary’s Beach Resort, 8 miles (12 kilometres) along Route 7 on the Ottawa side of Perth, Ontario on the Mississippi Lake.  For more information on Mallard ducks in Canada, see Ducks Unlimited, Canada.

  

This is the male (drake) taken in April 5, 2008 in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.