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#1 Cobal

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

Taken in Central Ohio.
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#2 psweet

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

1. Looks like a Ring-necked Duck
2. Redheads
3. American Black Duck
4. American Wigeon, Mallard, American Black Duck

Edit: There's a Redhead in #4 as well, rear left.

#3 GreatHorn

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

1. Looks like a Ring-necked Duck
2. Redheads
3. American Black Duck
4. American Wigeon, Mallard, American Black Duck

Edit: There's a Redhead in #4 as well, rear left.

Agree, but you forgot the geese in #4! ;)

#1 is a pretty odd-looking RNDU, isn't it?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

Central Ohio in the winter time. You gotta love it. Not!!!!! This coming from a ex-central Ohio Buckeye now enjoying 60 to 80 degree winter times, (as well as that strange object in the sky called the sun) in the southern California Desert. The groundhog would roast his little rodent butt off tomorrow here as we are going to be at about 77 degrees. But still as always and forever, Go Bucks.

#5 Cobal

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

It was 14 degrees at the park today. Difficult to take pictures while wearing mittens.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

I didn't forget the geese -- the title of the post was duck ID's, and I figured he already knew what a goose looked like. (I suppose I could be mistaken about that....)

#7 GreatHorn

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

I didn't forget the geese -- the title of the post was duck ID's, and I figured he already knew what a goose looked like. (I suppose I could be mistaken about that....)

Ah, but ducks and geese are in the same family. How could you forget such a crucial bird?!?

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#8 darknight

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:17 AM

I hate to throw out the hybrid card, but that Ring-necked Duck looks very much like it could be a hybrid with a Lesser Scaup. The back looks paler than the rest of the dark body, the white spur on the chest is missing, and the bill is intermediate between the two. The head shape is intermediate between the two as well.

Compare it to this bird:

http://fog.ccsf.cc.c...aupP1130861.htm

There are 976 species on the ABA list. Looks like I've got a lot of birding to do....

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

I hate to throw out the hybrid card, but that Ring-necked Duck looks very much like it could be a hybrid with a Lesser Scaup. The back looks paler than the rest of the dark body, the white spur on the chest is missing, and the bill is intermediate between the two. The head shape is intermediate between the two as well.

Compare it to this bird:

http://fog.ccsf.cc.c...aupP1130861.htm

my first thought was scaupy lookin' too

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

there is also a Redhead in 4

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:38 AM

Don't see a spur on the ring-neck, so even though I know better than to disagree with psweet I vote lesser scaup.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:04 AM

I'm confident (as confident it's possible to be about a hybrid) that the first bird is a Ring-necked Duck x some other Aythya hybrid, likely a Scaup sp.

There are 976 species on the ABA list. Looks like I've got a lot of birding to do....

Life List (World): 1085 species (1000th species was Southern Boobook)
ABA area: 622 (plus 10 uncountable)
Latest ABA birds: Rosy-faced Lovebird, Sinaloa Wren, Rufous-capped Warbler, Greater Sage-Grouse, Harris Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Red-throated Pipit, Blue-footed Booby, Black Swift, Scripp's Murrulet, Cassin's Auklet, Pink-footed Shearwater, Island Scrub-Jay, Leach's Storm Petrel, South Polar Skua, Arctic Loon, Saltmarsh Sparrow
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2014 ABA: 364

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#13 GreatHorn

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:10 AM

Agree, there's aspects of both in there.

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