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Duck Confirmations and IDs - Not plastic this time

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Thanks for the help!! In #3, the two to the upper right, which are they? They look quite a bit bigger than the Grebe in the water, but the colouring doesn't look like a Coot to me.

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Those are still Pied-billed. One of the things to remember about grebes is that they can simply sink into the water, or they can sit high and dry like a duck or coot. So the two in the back are as high out of the water as they can get (note the fluffy undertail coverts -- those are a good clue for grebes when they show them), while the one in front is actively feeding, so he's only showing his back.

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