bird photography : hybrid mallards

John and Beth spotted this unusual pair of ducks on a very early-morning trip to Huntley Meadows Park that yielded several excellent bird finds.  Their best guess is that these are hybridized Mallards; the drake in particular shows several clearly-Mallard features.  The female is likely a cross with a domestic duck of some sort, perhaps the common Pekin duck.  They do make for quite an unusual pair!
John and Beth spotted this unusual pair of ducks on a very early-morning trip to Huntley Meadows Park that yielded several excellent bird finds. Their best guess is that these are hybridized Mallards; the drake in particular shows several clearly-Mallard features. The female is likely a cross with a domestic duck of some sort, perhaps the common Pekin duck. They do make for quite an unusual pair!
Equipment:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f8; 1/500 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 400
Date:March 26, 2006 9:11 am
Location:Huntley Meadows Park / Fairfax County, VA
 



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