My husband was watching this fellow through the binoculars getting ready to jump to the dock and join his mate. They like this dock because my neighbor has a leaky hose and thus the fresh water is available to them. I tried to catch the jump as he made it, but because he was on the other side you don't get the full effect. Just a wing flap and he has made it. Below in a grainy photo due to the dark time of day, the male Mallard seems to be spinning some one-liners to the female...no? Come here often? Can I help you with that leaky nozzle? Did you just get in from a migration? (As always you can click on the photo for a close-up via Blogger.)
And finally, above is a Mallard that I scared (and he scared me) from under my dock when I went down to watch the sunset that same evening. He jumped into the water from beneath my dock where he was sitting on a float. It is not the best focus but I wanted to share the water "angel" he made.