Date: 4/22/18 6:31 pm From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Subject: [NHBirds] Duck ID help
Hi all,I had the chance to stop at Cape Neddick in York Maine while in the area today. Got a lifer harlequin duck! But I also saw a lone duck relatively close to shore that I've been stumped over for a few hours now. Any help would be greatly appreciated (even though it's a Maine bird)! It was about medium sized, dark brown head, brown back, and beige on its entire chest, with conspicuous white wing patches (it lifted from the water to flap its wings once, I am grateful). While at the time I was convinced it had a light-colored bill, upon reviewing footage it may have been light shining off of its wet bill, but I can't be sure. It had no white markings at all on its face. I don't have a scope so that is as good as I could do with my binoculars. You can see the video I took of it here:https://flic.kr/p/23FsAkN
With a still here:https://flic.kr/p/25mqQ9q
I'm not super experienced with ducks, especially seabirds, so this may be very simple, but I appreciate the opportunity to learn.