Date: 11/12/20 12:19 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Ring-necked Ducks?
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
>
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