Male redhead flapping.
Northern Shoveler flapping.
Another male redhead flapping.
Female redhead watching me as she flapped.
A male redhead really showing off.
As I stood at the duck pond outside of Fort Desoto park, all I could hear was the constant sound of flapping. This was a good morning to practice the “getting the duck up on his back flapping” shot. With thousands of ducks there, there were always a few ducks up flapping. They were all busy preening or taking a morning nap. Usually when a duck takes a quick bath and starts preening himself, he usually stands up and flaps his wings for a few seconds to get the excess water off. To have so many of them doing it at the same time was pretty funny.