Sunday, March 14, 2010
Odd mallard hen.
Every pond, ditch, and soggy farm field these days contains pairs of Mallards. It's duck dating season. This pair caught my eye because the female appears to be partially leucistic, with patches of skin and feathers lacking pigmentation.
In her size, proportions and other aspects of appearance she appears to be all Mallard (as opposed to a Mallard X domestic cross).