And He Got It
The duck saw that fish floating down on his left and caught it as I watched. Never saw a mallard eat fish before. Looked it up and Cornell said this about their diet: "Mallards are generalist foragers and will eat a wide variety of food. They don’t dive, but dabble to feed, tipping forward in the water to eat seeds and aquatic vegetation. They also roam around on the shore and pick at vegetation and prey on the ground. During the breeding season, they eat mainly animal matter including aquatic insect larvae, earthworms, snails and freshwater shrimp. During migration, many Mallards consume largely agricultural seed and grain. In city parks, they readily accept handouts from parkgoers. " No mention of fish.
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
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