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Boulder Creek’s Majestic Mallard: Nature’s Artistry Unveiled

Boulder Creek is a scenic waterway in Boulder, Colorado. It is known for its clear water and beautiful surroundings. The creek is home to various duck species, including the stunning mallards.

Mallards are widespread ducks found worldwide. The male mallards have a vibrant green head, yellow bill, white neck ring, and chestnut-brown breast. Their wings display a brilliant blue patch. Female mallards have a mottled brown plumage.

Mallards are admired for their striking colors and feather patterns. The males’ green heads and glossy feathers are particularly captivating. They are graceful swimmers and fliers.

Observing the ducks in Boulder Creek is a delightful experience. Their synchronized swimming, graceful takeoffs and landings, and foraging behaviors are fascinating to witness.

Remember to appreciate the ducks from a distance and avoid disturbing them. Enjoy the natural beauty of Boulder Creek and the captivating ducks that inhabit it.


A duck attempting to dry itself off in a small pond off the creek.

Photo credit: Mickey Kahn

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