Mallard Ducks

Having recently created a small stream coming out of a swampy reed bed, I decided it made nice habitat for some wild ducks.

I have had some farmyard ducks and geese in my collection for about 45 years but they depict the typical white domestic ducks. Since I wanted them to look natural, I decided to repaint two of them as a pair of Mallards.

Here is how they looked

and after some painting

When in place, one can find the male, but the female blends so well she is hard to find!