Thursday, August 18, 2016

Duck, Duck, Duck, ooooohhhh, Cool Duck

We did a few hours up in the swamp on Saturday before the family pic-a-nick....which had me plumb wore out by evening, but what a good day we had.

Besides bazillions of great birds....43 species in all, plus some peeps, which I could neither ID nor photograph.

There was this one duck, which came under a great deal of discussion. Couldn't quite make it fit anything and it wasn't close enough to get a great look at it.

Kinda looked like a Lesser Scaup so I put it down as one but with the disclaimer that we weren't sure. We got several photos though, so it could be checked out by those who know more than we do.

Thanks to the lovely folks who review eBird check lists we now know it was a Ring-necked Duck.

How cool is that?


Terry and Linda said...



threecollie said...

Linda, it is so much fun to go out there!

Cathy said...

43 species!!!
Talk about Lucky Duckies!!

(I love a bird mystery. I'm really getting rusty on my duck ID's. Glad you got him anchored downs:)

threecollie said...

Cathy, that place is a marvel! We didn't have a lot of time, as we had the party to get to, but we could have seen more if we did. Didn't hit all the good spots and didn't take time for many song birds. I was so thrilled to get the Ring-necked Duck as it was making all the rare bird lists up that way. I wouldn't see these birds if Alan didn't spot them first though. Kid has an amazing eye for them