All at the pond were startled when waters flung into motion. An otherwise calm and sunny afternoon was disrupted as a swirling curtain of water blurred the identity of the perpetrators.
The outlines of two Mallard male ducks emerged as water droplets splashed out of the way;
only to be set back into action by one Mallard who continued the pursuit…
intent in a mission to chase the other Mallard male
to a different location.
The new neighbor appeared to be less concerned- at least for the time being. During breeding season, paired male Mallards are known to defend territory with vigorous acrobatic chases.