Ever since Deb [who sadly doesn’t have a blog I can link to ;)] mentioned, in a comment to my post, the pin curled tail feathers of the Mallard drake, I’ve been looking more closely at them. Always found them cute, but never paid much attention to them. The other day, at the duck pond, I started to look for them, but this time of year, they’re all brown … they all look like female ducks, and there aren’t too many there, for the moment.
Opened my Duck album, which is immense, and it seems it’s not ALL the male mallards who have it … or at least not all the time, hard to tell — they look so much alike so you can’t really distinguish one from the other 🙂 One wonders what the deal is with that, or if any research has been done on the subject. Nowadays research seems to be done on the most unexpected things in life. If not, perhaps that could be my thesis … my doctorate?! *LOL*
Here, a few curly tails