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#1 cwj2323

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

We were in west-central Iowa yesterday and saw these. Most of the birds we could ID, but this group threw us off.

Thank you for any help.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

I think they are ringed-neck ducks

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

I'm thinking the one in the upper right is a Scaup; no two tone on its bill. They might all be Scaups. I'm not sure whether Greater or Lesser.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

The wings on the males are grey, which make these Scaup. Based on head shape, these all look like Lesser Scaup, but there are a couple, like one of the central females, that could possibly be Greater - not 100% sure on that one. Most of them are certainly Lesser.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

They look like mosltey lessers but with some ring necked ducks and maybe one Greater in there.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

I'm only seeing Lesser heads here.

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#7 cwj2323

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

I appreciate your responses. I know it was a bad picture.

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