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Subject:Re: unknown baby duck
From:Bill Kahn <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bill Kahn <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:56:06 -0500
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Here's a W.NY farm site with some woody photos that show some 3 week  
ducklings with similar markings and beaks to Gail's duckling (which  
appears to have something in its mouth and I suspect is older than  
three weeks, but younger than 8; the biggest difference besides size  
appears to be the change in coloration on the forehead):

http://www.giffsfarm.com/woodducks.html

Bill Kahn
Minneapolis

On Jul 10, 2011, at 1:45 PM, Larry Sirvio wrote:

> Hi Gail -
>
> Last year I saw a group of wood ducks that looked like this. I've  
> never seen this appearance of woodies before. I only knew what they  
> were because I saw them with mom. When I went back a week later they  
> had changed into something that looked more like a woodie. My  
> conclusion was that there is a short period of time when woodies  
> have this appearance. Maybe someone else has seen this as well.
>
> Larry S
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gail Wieberdink" <wieber64@COMCAST.NET 
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> To: <MOU-NET@LISTS.UMN.EDU>
> Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:20 AM
> Subject: [mou-net] unknown baby duck
>
>
>> This baby duck has been on Lake Vadnais (Ramsey County) in recent  
>> days and I
>> haven't been able to figure out what it is.  It sort of looks like a
>> mallard, or a wood duck, but the bill is very different and the  
>> markings are
>> wrong.  I've posted a couple photos on Flickr if anyone wants to  
>> take a
>> look.  I would really like to know what it is!
>>
>>
>>
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/gailw/sets/72157627037309411/
>>
>>
>>
>> If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gail Wieberdink
>>
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