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Ducks, East Anglia, UK

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Old Thursday 14th June 2018, 10:07   #1
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Ducks, East Anglia, UK

I identified these ducks before, but now I can't for the life of me find them in my bird books!

Apologies for the poor photos -- the ducks were in the background whilst shooting a different bird.
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Old Thursday 14th June 2018, 10:11   #2
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They're different lineages of Mallard with domestic genes mixed with wild.
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Old Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:37   #3
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The first one is a common colour morph found in domestic Mallards, the second looks to me just like a "normal"/wild-type male Mallard going into eclipse (though you can't rule out some domestic ancestry in any Mallards in the UK, really).
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Excellent, thank you both for your expertise!
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