The female mallard has a more muted beauty than the male, with a delicate light brown edging and centre line to her chocolate brown feathers and a bright blue wing-flash (speculum).
She also has her eyeliner right through the centre of her eye (not so prominent on the darker-faced one on the right).
The crested duck reflection
"Let us pray"
"They said I could be an angel in the nativity play."
The juvenile male looks similar to the female but has a yellow beak.
Some metallic green feathers are starting to show on this one's head.
Young ducks in line
"Calm down Dear!"