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White/tan duck-Louisiana

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Old Sunday 6th July 2008, 02:40   #1
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White/tan duck-Louisiana

My friend bought a home that backs to a small pond and since then a duck has appeared and adopted her! It's a love hate relationship--the duck seems to have taken her as its property! Anyways...she lives in Louisiana and has mentioned a few behaviors. It doesn't leave for more than a couple days at a time. It will fly to a neighboring pond less than 1/2 mile away but doesn't seem to fly well. It will sometimes have another duck with it in their pond but is usually alone. It is quite domestic and runs/flies to her back door in the morning. As far as color goes it is almost all white with some tan. I have seen the mention of Amesbury or this possible ID? I'm really into bird ID but I never really got into ducks. The behavior is quite strange--she is truly concerned that the duck would go after someone if they were visiting. Let me know what y'all think is going on with this overprotective duck! Click image for larger version

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Old Sunday 6th July 2008, 03:27   #2
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For id, I think this is a domestic type mallard; the escape may have happened in this or in a previous generation.

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