Mallards are the most widespread duck in North America. They have a huge variety of display that can be fascinating to watch. They are fast and speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hours have been recorded for Mallards.
They are also the most heavily hunted North American ducks accounting for about 1 of every 3 ducks shot.
Sadly in the past 20 years population of eastern Mallards have been on the decline. Decline in winter feeding sites, decrease in habitat quality are also some of the many reason for their decline.

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Mallards are the most widespread duck in North America. They have a huge variety of display that can be fascinating to watch. They are fast and speeds of 50 to 60 miles an hours have been recorded for Mallards.
They are also the most heavily hunted North American ducks accounting for about 1 of every 3 ducks shot. Sadly in the past 20 years population of eastern Mallards have been on the decline. Decline in winter feeding sites, decrease in habitat quality are also some of the many reason for their decline.

Join me Shravan Regret Iyer @shravanregretiyer3lenses and explore ‘This is America’
Also visit @regretiyerproductions @shravanregretiyer & shravanregretiyer.com for more immersive stories from the natural world.
There are about 75 species of Tulips and breeding programs around the world have produced thousands of hybrids and cultivars.
In Spring, millions of Tulips in many varieties sprout and form colourful quilt of flowers across the United States.

While Tulips buds are know for being perfectly symmetrical making it the florists favourite for flower arrangements, Tulip extracts are also used in many beauty and cosmetic products including hand lotions and essential oils.

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Can’t really talk now! Enjoying a mouth full of food…seems to be saying an Eastern Chipmunk here in the Great Swamp, New Jersey.
Starting in early Fall season, Chipmunks collect preservable hard food such as seeds and acorns and stockpile in their borrows for consumption during the winter season. They transport food to their stashes by holding it in large cheek pouches and this gives them their distinctive chipmunk cheeks.
In Spring, they mate, and are mostly active foraging on the ground and feeding the new borns.