A couple of weeks ago, in the very early morning, a duck was attacked and there was a huge clump of down and some white feathers all over the place. I did see this duck the next day, but couldn't get a good look at him until today. He hides his "bad side" very well, probably to mask that he's vulnerable. I think he's one of this year's ducklings, perhaps Flycatcher's brother (the same one with the impacted crop problem) or Ducky's friend's brother (who had just gotten healed from having fishing line all over his leg for a long time). My question is will his feathers grow back soon, or will he have to wait another 9 months or so to molt into eclipse? Do you think his wing may be permanently damaged? I saw no blood or anything the next day, though there seemed to be a small amount of skin on the clump of down. And, he's moving around completely normally. Today, other than being cautious, he seemed really happy and acted normally.