This cracked me up this morning (I'll try to keep this short) I had to share. I got a rescue pekin from the Humane Society this spring to go with my pekin/mallard that I rescued last summer from a "well intentioned" friend. (I am more a chicken person than duck person) When I got Mary Lou her wings feathers were nothing more than quills (nothing on the stems of the feather). Well Mary Lou went through her molt and her wings feathers are apparently completely grown out. This morning when I let Mary Lou and Quackers out I noticed Mary Lou standing in one spot just flapping and flapping and flapping her wings really give them a good work out. She then squatted and tried to take flight, WELL, she went all of about two feet and kind of crash landed (the flight isn't the hard part it's always that landing) well she stood up looked behind her like someone caused the lack of distance and bad landing and then went running, head bobbing to the side and quacking all the way to Quackers (who was standing in their wading pool) just telling him the whole time what a horrible experience she just had and that there was not a trip south in their immediate future. I must also add that Quackers has more mallard than pekin as he can fly some, when the two are up at the house and they want to go back to the coop Quackers always flies back (the distance is about 50 feet) so I am sure she was given also telling him that she would still have to just run and flap her way back to the coop and not able to enjoy the mystery of flight. I had a great laugh to start my day.