Valentine for a Mallard Drake

San Elijo Lagoon, North San Diego County, CA   I didn’t think I’d see you here today, concealed in this wetland sanctuary amid stumps and snags and muddy ground, clumps of bulrush twisted all around the evergreen arroyo willow trees—   until something betrayed your nesting place: the sunlight danced on your brilliant pate and… Continue reading Valentine for a Mallard Drake