That hen is a Ring-necked. Note eye ring and bill pattern.
On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:50 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> The first pic (0587) appears to show a Scaup species female alongside a > male Ring-necked duck. All the other images seem good for male RNDUs. > > Jim S > > > On Thu, Nov 12, 2020, 2:23 PM Steve Long <steve.long4...> > wrote: > The winter ducks finally arrived in our cove several days ago. Mostly > Ruddy Ducks with some Buffleheads among them, and then some Scaup. > Then, yesterday morning, I noticed some of those "Scaups" had lot of > white on their bills and darker backs. So, I pulled out the 60x scope > and they looked to me like Ring-necked Ducks, EXCEPT for the head shape > shown in Sibley's drawings. > > They stayed toward the other shore of the cove, about 400' away > The Scaups and Ring-necked-maybes were mixing together, yesterday, but, > this morning they seemed to have separated, with the Scaups coming right > over to my side, while the ones I was really hoping to see better stayed > over on the other side (of course). But, they were acting like > different groups, today. > > Steve Long, near Oxford > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Maryland & DC Birding" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to mdbirding+<unsubscribe...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/CAAaQ%3DiZKZjcKcT%<2BdeeXkzhb9-VHSc9UtWnjFS1DiGQjwGOLtgg...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/CAAaQ%3DiZKZjcKcT%<2BdeeXkzhb9-VHSc9UtWnjFS1DiGQjwGOLtgg...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > -- Kurt Schwarz Ellicott City, Howard County kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com