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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Need help with ducks

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Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

August 19, 2013
5:37 PM

Post #9635576

I apologize for the fuzzy pics - these were taken from a kayak at my max magnification and cropped. I can't identify from my guides. I assume the black one is different than the other 3. When I tried to get just a little closer they took off and I managed to catch 2 before they were out of sight.

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Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2013
10:49 PM

Post #9635860

in center picture the dark duck looks like my Hooded Mergansers right now. The other 2 look like American Widgeons from what I can see. It is molting time for them all.

Maybe Resin can tell

This message was edited Aug 19, 2013 11:52 PM


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2013
1:21 AM

Post #9635879

Yep, American Wigeon for the two in flight, and (probably a juvenile) Hooded Merganser for the dark one.

Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

August 20, 2013
8:21 PM

Post #9636767

Thank you so much! I'm trying to learn, but it's going slowly.


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