Please - is this a Mallard in eclipse plumage?

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Please - is this a Mallard in eclipse plumage?

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Hi,

I would be grateful if somebody could please confirm that I am correct in thinking this is a Mallard drake in eclipse plumage rather than a juvenine.

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  • Thanks Tony.  I wasn't sure about that.

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  • I think it probably is, Maggy. I don't think a juvenile male born this year would have developed adult plumage this early in the season.

  • Thanks Tony.  I wasn't sure about that.