As I was filming the great ‘bag of bread war’ between that flock of seagulls… the one I shared with you the other day… I noticed these two mallard ducks swoop calmly over the fracas.
They made a nice splashdown in Mission Bay.
They cruised sedately towards the shore.
And then proceeded to waddle up the sand in my direction, the male still following the female.
They strolled up onto the grass, still ignoring the swarm of angry gulls fighting over the bag of bread just a few yards away.
They walked by, very close to where I sat on a cement picnic table.
Female mallards, as with many bird species, are not as colorful as the males.
But that is neither here nor there.
They ended up sitting in the shade, not too far behind me, as I continued to photograph the gulls going crazy.
And did I mention the osprey I saw, not far from this very spot?
I am pretty sure I did.