Mallards on the March
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Henry H. Mitchell, April 3, 2009.
Mallards in Myrtle Beach

On a rainy day, two of a threesome of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) patrol the gutter on Pelican Avenue for morsels.


Mallards in Myrtle Beach

Mallard Lake? Actually, this photo was taken three blocks south of Mallard Lake Drive. The rain is over, and the mallards — two males and a female — are enjoying a just-barely-big-enough puddle.


Mallards in Myrtle Beach

Having exhausted the culinary and entertainment resources of the puddle, the mallards turn their attention to the much larger and more promising swash between between Hemlock and Pelican Avenues.


Mallards in Myrtle Beach

Now their prospects seem endless!



This guide to Myrtle Beach is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.