I was out by a creek next to the bay today and saw a beautiful gadwall drake. Someone gave me "Jet" a year ago - he was found as a duckling wandering around inside our airport. He is a gadwall drake, all the same beautiful colorings as this one, but I think he is a little smaller. I wonder if he would make it in the wild if I let him go. I wish there was some way to do a test. I think he would be so much happier as my runners aren't too fond of him and he is a wild duck. I would hate to see him harmed if I was wrong though. He is such a sweetie. He loves the water. This wild one was eating in the little creek. Has anyone raised a wild duck and then released it???