Because it is similar in size and color to the Mallard Hen, the
black duck is often counted as a mallard in the daily bag. Like its close Western states relative, the Mottled Duck, you will find the Black Duck dabbling in shallow waters
feeding on plant material and small aquatic freshwater animals,
mollusks, and crustaceans. Fall and winter the black duck flocks sizes may be in the thousands.
Black Ducks are considered to be the most wary of all ducks. “Winging
Through” depicts this large dabbling duck as it wings through the decoy sread and just out of gun range. Not an unusual site for the many Eastern state waterfowlers. The vivid blue secondary feathers
dominate its brown mass. Decorate the walls of your lodge, cabin, home, or office with this impressive wall mount decoration.