Mallards feeding at Lake Carneros, Santa Barbara

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Mallards #1, 15″ x 23″ watercolor on Arches 300 lb. hot-pressed paper

Behind this paddling female were a whole lot of mallards of both sexes milling around with their bills down, but their eyes watching me.  I watched them back for ten minutes and they almost never took their bills out of the water.  Must have been something good to eat down there.

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