PanHanNE

Duck-like

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Garden County Nebraska (panhandle)

Dec 2012

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?

1160-Mall-Teal.jpg

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

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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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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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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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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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