We have a certain perception of the Mallard that comes to us fir food, entertaining us with their laughter. They are such a beautiful bird with stunning colours, but overlooked as just a Duck.
The time I have spent filming them has taught me a lot about the life the lead. The life starting out being hunted by other birds, pike, cats and anything else that will take the little chick.
That is why I feel I am a hypocrite at times. You should not love something take pictures of, write about then Eat them.
I gave up eating Duck many years ago and I feel a need to stop eating meat all together.
So the little Duckling has given me lots of please over the years and a few lovely videos I have captured just show how hard life is for them, going from a small baby bird to adulthood.