went out yesterday about 10 minutes from my apartment. Me and a buddy glassed this pond from the top of a hill, to our suprise we saw like 20 birds laying on the bank. I thought that they were mud hens for sure, they looked completely black in the binocs. We drove the car around to the side of the pond where they were at. walked up to the levy and then belly crawled to the spot we thought they were at. Hoping that there might be a duck mixed in with the mud hens. To our suprise about 20 mallards got up. I shot 2 hens and 1 drake and my buddy shot 2 hens. Boy was I fired up. This was my first successful duck hunting trip. Last weekend I had a couple shots at some wood ducks along the kings river but they were a little to far. Anyway just thought I would enlighten you guys on my duck hunting triumph.