Duck duck duck


Preening ducks!

Initially, I thought this was just a bunch of female mallards, but I guess it could be a bunch of juveniles of both sexes.

Apparently those purple feathers on the wings are called speculum feathers.

That’s weird. To me, speculums specula are, as Wikipedia puts it, “medical tool[s] used for examining body cavities.” (Think gynecology.)


2 Comments to “Duck duck duck”

  1. What a wonderful photo. Such pretty ducks. 🙂

  2. I had better duck images. Take that.

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