Mallard Female and Young Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard female
Duck in Hyde park fountain
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).
Conductor "Let us pray"
Mallard angel "They said I could be an angel in the nativity play."
Mallard angel "Me too."
Mallard duck The crested duck reflection
Mallard blue speculum 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.
Mallards Young ducks in line
Young males
"Calm down Dear!"
Mallard duck with ducklings
Mallard ducklings
Mallard duckling
Mallard ducklings.
14 mallard ducklings One brood of 14 ducklings.
15-16 mallard ducklings One brood: 15-16 ducklings.
Mallard duckling