Well, I kind of think it looks kind of like a Golden Eyed Drake a little??? To me it kind of does but it's hard to tell you know?He a lovely drake though isn't he?Have an EXTREME weekend :)Steady OnReggie Girl
I am a photographer but I am bad with faces. One would think that odd, but I always seeing colors and composition.So I guess I am of no help. He is a nice look bird, but I would not know him if I saw him again.
We have a lot like that around here too, maybe a hybrid of a mallard and a domestic duck (the white farm ducks)? Just a guess.
I will send this to my birding pal to see if he can confirm and/or identify. Very cool looking though.
Hi there. This isn't a hybrid Mallard in the strictest sense - the offspring of a Mallard and another duck species - but a feral mix of domestic forms/breeds that I started calling Manky Mallards some years ago. When ducks are this mixed-up it's almost impossible to say which breeds are involved with certainty (so I've been assured), but the large size and silvery/blue 'back' suggests a 'Swedish' and the white chest means it's a 'bibbed' bird. I've a few similar-looking images at http://10000birds.com/manky-mallards-domestic-feral-or-just-plain-odd-mallards.htm if you'd like to have a look.Hope that helps :)Charlie
A mutant! A duck that has gone its own way.
A Manky Mallard! I love that Charlie. Will stop by your site right away. Thanks for the help.
Charlie, I took a look at the page you suggested and I think you've hit the nail on the head with the Swedish Duck suggestion. Thanks. I'm a novice and mostly a backyard birder - I greatly admire dedicated watchers like you and Kim Allen.
Whatever he is, he's awfully cute. :-)
Manky Mallard ... I know another Charlie who'd have said something like that.