Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Duck Confirmations and IDs - Not plastic this time


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 soundart

soundart

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • LocationSouthern Ontario

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Saw these a couple of days ago near London, Ontario.

1. Pied-billed Grebe
Posted Image
DSCN3479 by soundart, on Flickr

2. Not Sure - The one in the upper left with it's back to us.

Posted Image
DSCN3427 by soundart, on Flickr

3. Pied-billed Grebe beside the American Coot I believe, but not sure about the other 2.

Posted Image
DSCN3426 by soundart, on Flickr

#2 creeker

creeker

    creeker

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 9,965 posts
  • LocationSan Diego County

Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

I'm seeing all Pied-billed Grebes and American Coots.
Creationist Birder

#3 psweet

psweet

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 17,742 posts
  • LocationNortheast Illinois

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Seconded

#4 soundart

soundart

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • LocationSouthern Ontario

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

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.

#5 psweet

psweet

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 17,742 posts
  • LocationNortheast Illinois

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

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.

#6 soundart

soundart

    Advanced Member

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 346 posts
  • LocationSouthern Ontario

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

As always thank you for the detailed explanation!!

#7 blackburnian

blackburnian

    14 year old birder

  • New Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 5,080 posts
  • LocationCentral NC

Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

Thirded

Ryan

ABA- 296
2014- 272





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users