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:
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> Hi all,
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> 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.
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> Liz Holencik
> Tidewater, OR
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> <_RSL4870.jpg>
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> <_RSL4884.jpg>
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> Sent from my iPad
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