Posted by: mynaturaldiary | July 31, 2010

Where the South begins…

Memphis lies way south of the Mason-Dixon Line but to those who know, the start of the South is the lobby of the Peabody Hotel, Memphis. Here, twice a day, the Peabody Duck Parade, led by the Duckmaster happens at 11am, when the birds come down from their palace on the roof of the hotel, and again at 5pm, when the birds travel by escalator back to their palace.

Here’s a glimpse of one an intrepid Mallard, leaving the fountain for the red carpet, leading to the lift for the roof.   This all happens under the steady gaze of the Duckmaster.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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