Also known as Anas platyrhynchos, mallard ducks are common across Ohio. In fact, they are the most common duck that we have. After I was done with my previous post this evening talking about spring being a great time for new creatures (ok, baby animals, but that sounds to infantile!), I remembered that I had captured some great images of a mallard pair and ducklings at Mirror Lake. Megan and I spotted this family just before we attended a friend's wedding at the Ohio State University Faculty Club. They looked to be just hatched.