Not a feather out of place




This page is all about how ducks preen. I, Sheldon, will model various poses for you to see just how important a part of a duck's life preening really is!

Ducklings start to preen their fluffy down as soon as they hatch and from then on, as our feathers grow, they need constant care and attention, especially after we have been swimming.

The Art of Preening by Sheldon

Anytime, anywhere!



See how I preen!


These two preening pictures are from the days when my wings were still growing!





Preening on David's hand!


Standing on one leg. It's getting technical now!

Mustn't miss that bit under the wing!



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