Mystery duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mt. Baker Quail, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This duck is swimming around in our farm pond. Any idea what it is?


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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I don't know the breed but it is very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    desert darlene is our resident wild duck enthusiast, I'll send this thread to her.
     
  4. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bufflehead hen.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Never seen anything like that here in mountains of NC. Very pretty.
     
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  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's a female bufflehead. I just came across several this morning here in San Diego.

    If you think she's pretty, the males are bright white with patches of dark colors that shine with a purplish/green sheen in the sunlight.
     
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  7. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have another mystery duck swimming around in our farm pond. Any idea what this one is?

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sure is pretty but I'll leave identification to the experts
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell on the second one. It looks a bit like a lesser scaup, but could also be something else. Do you have a picture with better light, especially of the head and bill?
     
  10. Mt. Baker Quail

    Mt. Baker Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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