Mallard Brood – Neighborhood Ducks


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Nothing signals spring more than the return of waterfowl. My heart warms to see pairs of geese standing on the ice, patiently waiting for open water, and the call of wood ducks on the brook behind the studio. Mallards will soon begin their mating flights, and a few weeks later the hens are on their nests. Then, comes the parade of ducklings, proudly led by their mother.

This original pencil drawing was created to illustrate Doug Larsen’s closing column in Ducks Unlimited. It is 14 x 17 inches, on archival paper, and unframed.