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Mallard Drake and Hen

We visited the Bass Pro Shops when we were in Branson, Missouri recently, and I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of the Mallard Drake and Hen that had taken up residence there. .

Mallard Ducks


There is just something about the Mallards that makes me smile.   Perhaps it is the mallard drake call, that sounds like a nasaly squawk rather than a quack.  More likely it’s the reaction my kids give my brother when he does his uncannily lifelike duck call, without the aid of one of those plastic pieces that hunters use.

Mallard Drake

Whatever the case, when I see a Mallard, I smile.

Mallard Hen

Don’t you?

Photos shot with my Canon Elph, which is almost always in my back pocket or purse.


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Super cute ducks!!

  2. Yes, I always smile when I see ducks or any water fowl. I find them fascinating for some reason.

  3. You captured them perfectly — great pics!

  4. Funny, I didn’t realize there was a difference between the male and female before. Great photos!

  5. I love ducks!! Funny that they were at the Bass Pro Shop

  6. I went to school in Springfield, and we used to go to Bass Pro when we were bored!! Great pictures.

  7. I’m so scared of ducks.. they chase me lol

  8. I love the ducks in our pond…it makes me remember the book “Make Way for Ducklings”

  9. Great pics!! Love it!!

  10. We used to feed the ducks cracked corn when we had a pond nearby, always love watching them with their babies

  11. April Decheine says:

    How beautiful we are building a pond this year and I hope to see some in my backyard!

  12. My daughter would have went berserk lol.