Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:08 AM
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.
2>I have never tried to ID ducks in flight before. American Wigeons?
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?
5>Northern Shoveler in front and in back, Gadwall?
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:14 PM
2 and 3 american wigeons
4. not sure
cant see 5
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:46 PM
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
Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:04 PM
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:06 PM
it wasn't showing before, I think both are Mallards
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
Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:47 PM
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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