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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 28, 2012 9:59 PM CST
My question is fairly unrelated to farming. I have some duck that live about 2 blocks from my house. I have not gotten a pic of them yet, but I plan too. I live in N.C.Tx. There is a small pond/tank 2 acres behind my house. There always ducks on this pond throughout the year. I would like to gain ID's for them. Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction with out a photo for now.

Small/Medium sized Ducks. All Black with white tips on their wings. They also have white/light grey bills. Not able to tell if there is differences between male and female. I'm sure that narrows my numbers down a lot LOL but I don't have pics yet. Hopefulyl I can get them soon.

TIA
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 28, 2012 11:27 PM CST
Stephanie the only duck that fits that description with that coloring in my Birds of North America field guide is the White-winged Scoter, the only thing is it doesn't show it in NC Texas. Blinking Google it and see what you think. Shrug!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 29, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Are these wild or domestic ducks?
Porkpal
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 9:33 AM CST
I believe they are wild ducks. I was able to snap a couple pics this am. Although they are poor quality maybe they will help Blinking I will try to get some good quality pics this afternoon. Thanks Group hug
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 29, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Are they different birds because the first one looks like an American Coot and the other one could just be a Juvenal coot. With that photo angle it also kind of looks like a Pied-billed Grebe, it can be a little difficult to ID them in winter.
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Dog Lover Hummingbirder Cat Lover
Region: Texas Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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StephGTx
Jan 29, 2012 1:05 PM CST
American Coot looks right for the black one. I tip my hat to you. The brown one looks like a youngin' to me but I know nothing about ducks. These are the only ones here so far. It could be a different kind but I don't know for sure.

Is a coot a duck? Blinking
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Jan 29, 2012 1:29 PM CST
I'm pretty sure the brownish one is a young Coot. They are not ducks, they are in a different water bird category with Rails and Gallinules.

Your welcome! I tip my hat to you.

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