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Ducks in the pond at Salt Lake City

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Mid April, 2018 at Salt Lake City.  I just checked into my hotel and just behind the room is a pond and there are ducks out there.  I am pretty sure #2 is a female Mallard but I do not see the male which is what made me doubt.  Instead it was swimming near #1 and #3 which does not look like a male Mallard.  From the shape of their beaks and the colours of their feathers it doesn't look like male Mallards in their non-breeding plumage either.  So.. help!  Thanks.

Salt Lake City B1.jpg

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Salt Lake City B3.jpg

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10 minutes ago, IvoryBillHope said:

2 is indeed a female Mallard, but probably has domestic genes.  1 and 3 are domestic Graylag Geese. 

Thanks...  I'm gonna read up on Graylag Geese....   I love water fowls..

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5 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Yep, possibly the hotel's "pets" or just birds that escaped from farms or are descended from escaped farm birds.

Thanks.. makes absolute sense!

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