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#560022 07/27/23 08:46 AM
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I thought I saw this duo stop by the pond about a month ago but they were only there briefly. Another pair showed up this morning. I got photos only at super long range zoom. Can someone help identify?

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My initial guess is Gadwalls. However, most ducks are molting in the summer so even the drakes look drab. Plus this years hatchlings are 3/4 grown up and look pretty plain as well.


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Thanks for the help Dr. Luke. I could see from the distance I was at that they were about the size of mallards but seemed to have more elongated and taller head/neck portion and maybe a fuzz longer from front to back. Coloring more drab and although I assume the pair was male/female, their coloring was fairly similar. I thought I could make out a little color (white/dark) under the wings so I think Gadwalls is correct!

Hope they come back and I can get better pictures.


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