I encountered this mallard at Willband lying in wait at the outflow beside the south bridge. I watched her catch eat something that looked like a fish - a pretty substantial snack, I thought. A minute or two later she was fishing again and caught what I thought was a good-sized frog. Looking at the cropped pictures, I am wondering if this is actually a salamander. Pictures were taken in poor light and I have adjusted them a bit; still not very clear but I am wondering if anyone can see this snack well enough to tell me what she's eating.
On a related note, after she downed this creature she was right back looking for more. So it makes me wonder if mallards have any internal organs or if they are entirely hollow on the inside to accommodate all this food. She did look thoroughly pleased with herself after she managed to swallow this thing.