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#1 folkeye

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

All pictures taken in Kodiak, Alaska:

1. Ducks


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Unknown Ducks by notrufus, on Flickr

2. Grebes of sorts?


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Possible Grebes 2 by notrufus, on Flickr

3. The duck leading the pack of Emperor Geese (always seemed to sneak in a duck). Might be just a mallard.


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Emperor Geese and Unknown Duck by notrufus, on Flickr

4. Not sure if these are the same as 1:


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Brown Ducks by notrufus, on Flickr

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#2 folkeye

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

5. Confirming Common Murre?


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Common Murre by notrufus, on Flickr

6. Just a puffy Pine Siskin? Lil dude wouldn't turn sideways for me.


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Siskin Sparrow by notrufus, on Flickr

7. Only wanted to share this one since it's so dang cute. You can't tell me this sparrow isn't smiling:


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

1. Goldeneye hens, not sure how to differentiate juvies.
2. Horned Grebes
3. Looks like a Mallard
4. American Wigeon (Eurasian seems to be out of range)
5. Tough call, I'd agree that Murre is most likely
6. Puffy Pine Siskin confirmed
7. Awwwww. ^_^

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

3. The duck appears to be a Northern Pintail
5. Looks like a Horned Puffin to me
I agree with Liam on the others.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Looking closer at the full-size version, Eric is right on Pintail: http://farm9.staticf...a46da7bc8_o.jpg

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#6 folkeye

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

3. The duck appears to be a Northern Pintail
5. Looks like a Horned Puffin to me
I agree with Liam on the others.


I saw one horned puffin and the guy I have here looked more like a small penguin to me. Didn't have the big puffin beak. More pointed.

Here's the puffin (much, much worse shot than the other black and white one, but very different in shape)


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:29 PM

#5 is a Horned Puffin, most likely a juvenile. The white face and swollen, colorful bill are breeding season acoutrements.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

Three Two more oh so awesome shots of the puffin (accidentally pasted the same one I posted). Is there a picture online that looks like this guy, I took a look but all look very 'puffiny', even the juvies have the puffier beaks:


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Puffin by notrufus, on Flickr

And even more awesome than the puffin....and a really long shot, only one I got...what would that be in the background?:


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And did anybody want to take a second shot of these guys I posted before. This is the best of the three I took:


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:49 AM

Here's a shot I found online: http://www.aquariumo...fws-430x316.jpg
It doesn't appear quite like yours due to the distance, but the plumage is similar.
These additional photos make it look a lot more convincingly like a puffin.

The background bird could be an Ancient Murrelet.

And I thought we agreed on Horned Grebe for those three? :P

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:03 AM

I think the background bird is a Marbled Murrelet -- Ancient was my first thought, but it looks like there's white just above the wing, which is a mark for Marbled and Kittlitz's.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

I think the background bird is a Marbled Murrelet -- Ancient was my first thought, but it looks like there's white just above the wing, which is a mark for Marbled and Kittlitz's.


Looking at pictures it does look more like the Marbled Murrelet, even that far away. Don't they know they need to come in close for a good picture? :P

Here's a shot I found online: http://www.aquariumo...fws-430x316.jpg
It doesn't appear quite like yours due to the distance, but the plumage is similar.
These additional photos make it look a lot more convincingly like a puffin.

The background bird could be an Ancient Murrelet.

And I thought we agreed on Horned Grebe for those three? :P


Guess they shall just be Daffy, Donald and Darkwing. :D

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