Perhaps the most familiar duck in the Northwest, the Mallard is a large and heavy bird. Males have gray bodies with chestnut-brown breasts, white collars, iridescent-green heads, and yellow bills. Females are mottled brown-and-black with lighter brown heads and necks and yellow bills mottled with black. They have a black stripe running horizontally through the eye. Both sexes have orange feet and a blue speculum, or wing-patch, bordered in white on two sides, best seen in flight. From June to September, immatures and males, which are then in non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, look much like females.

First Sighting of Year

Thursday, January 1, 2015 492 Parker Head Rd Phippsburg ME United States
Friday, January 1, 2016 2€“98 Shell Rd Phippsburg ME United States
Sunday, January 1, 2017 329 Maine St Brunswick ME United States
Monday, January 1, 2018 2€“166 Shore Rd Edgecomb ME United States
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