Date: 3/22/21 8:08 am From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: LTDU male or female?
Looks like a female that is farther along in molt to alternate plumage than the other female.
Bob Archer PDX
> On Mar 22, 2021, at 7:47 AM, Elizabeth Holencik <eholencik...> wrote: > > Hi all, > > I’m interested in the dark faced duck with the darker bill. The photo was taken yesterday at S Jetty, Newport. In the first photo it’s on the right next to a male. In the second photo it’s on the left next to a female. I don’t know enough about this species to understand all the color variations and I’m not finding much information in my field guides. I’m interested in what others think if this is a male or female. I suspect it’s a young male. I think I see some pink trying to form in the bill, but it isn’t the best lighting. > > Liz Holencik > Tidewater, OR > > <_RSL4870.jpg> > > > > <_RSL4884.jpg> > > > Sent from my iPad ******* UNSUBSCRIBE: www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>