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Spotted breast. Blue speculum feathers coming in.

He’s already a gorgeous duck, but once he starts coming into adult plumage, he’ll look moth-eaten.

Then he’ll be spectacular.

 

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Freakish heat today.

Only thing to do is cool off:

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Roadside duck

In Morgantown, WV.

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There was a hen mallard in the ditch, but she wouldn’t lift her head up long enough for a photo.

Oh, and there was traffic on the street.  LOL.

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If you need to relax, just watch this:

Source.

And some photos, of course.

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Well, they aren’t really wildfowl, but they are certainly looking part.

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They survived their first night on the pond very well.

I think the two ducks on the upper and lower left are drakes.  The rest are all hens. The one on the lower left is already getting a green tint to his head feathers.

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His bill is also starting to turn yellow. He was one of the feed store ducklings.

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The little Rouen that made it through the hatch failure is also doing well. She is as tame as ever.

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The feathers are coming in at a rapid pace. They no longer look like cute little duckies. They look like moth-eaten little raptors!

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