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#1 PanHanNE

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

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If I get even a fourth of these right, I will feel like I have accomplished something.

1>On top, (and another swimming off to center right): Gadwall
Next row: 2 male, 2 female Hooded Mergansers
In the front, a teal? Maybe Cinnamon Teal Female.
That leaves the two in the bottom right that I have no clue or guesses.

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2>I have never tried to ID ducks in flight before. American Wigeons?

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3>Ring-necked Duck?

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4>Mallard-Male and Female, 4 Green-winged Teal, and one more tail off to the right side. The two in the top left corner (with what looks here in the photo to be gray heads) Blue-winged Teal?

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5>Northern Shoveler in front and in back, Gadwall?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

1 blue winged teal
2 and 3 american wigeons
4. not sure
cant see 5

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

3 looks better for Gadwall to me.
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#4 jdeitsch

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

agree with 3 being a Gadwall


in 4 the six birds in the upper left corner are all Green-winged, as is the rear end sticking into the photo, the rest look good for Mallards

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

I notice nobody has mentioned #5 yet - the front is a Mallard drake and on the back I can't tell between Mallard or Gadwall

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

I notice nobody has mentioned #5 yet - the front is a Mallard drake and on the back I can't tell between Mallard or Gadwall

it wasn't showing before, I think both are Mallards

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#7 PanHanNE

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

ok, so I was right on at least part of them.

Thanks, everyone.

I know my pictures of birds on the water are really hard to see detail. I just can't take a decent picture on the water with this camera, no matter what I do. In fact, I am starting to think I can't get a decent picture most times with this camera. About the only ones that turn out ok are those really close, on a branch, with nothing but a blue sky behind them, on very bright days with no clouds in the sky. And when all conditions are perfect, I generally end up moving as I snap, so the pics still don't turn out.




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