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Seen in western PA this evening.  I have not seen any recent eBird reports for this species in this area but these look like ABDU to me (olive bill) and not Mallards.  Would appreciate a confirmation or correction.

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Agree they're mallards. They're going through eclipse plumage and that's probably what's making them look odd to you. Definitely males with that bill color. The bills not as bright now as it will be in the winter and especially spring breeding. The one on the left may be a first year duck as his bill does look pretty drab.

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