male mallard eclipse or juvenile

male mallard eclipse or juvenile

Observation - male mallard eclipse or juvenile - UK and Ireland. Description: Definitely a mallard. Pretty sure it's a male due to the yellow beak and green head feathers just in eclipse plumage. I suppose it could be a juvenile but there were lots of young and most were still noticeably smaller than the adults and he was quite big

Definitely a mallard. Pretty sure it's a male due to the yellow beak and green head feathers just in eclipse plumage. I suppose it could be a juvenile but there were lots of young and most were still noticeably smaller than the adults and he was quite big.