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Mr. Anderson
Dec 8, 2005, 09:05 AM
So this morning I get up and see that the whole lake is covered with ice except one small 20' diameter section by our neighbors house. I also noticed that all the geese, ducks and a very odd looking bird are hanging out there.

So I get my camera and took a few pics before it flew away. Anyone no what type of water fowl it is? The pics aren't that great - the 20D doesn't do well at 8 F....

Damn - for some weird reason I can't upload pics, anyone else have that problem?

http://www.dukestreet.com/hostedimages/fowl2.jpg
http://www.dukestreet.com/hostedimages/fowl1.jpg


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iGary
Dec 8, 2005, 09:12 AM
It's a male Bufflehead.

Mr. Anderson
Dec 8, 2005, 09:14 AM
Looks like a Goden Eye, but it's not. :o


Oh, you're so very helpful :p

It was the only one of its kind there as well.

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iGary
Dec 8, 2005, 09:15 AM
Oh, you're so very helpful :p

It was the only one of its kind there as well.

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Got out my Petersons. It's a Bufflehead. ;)

emw
Dec 8, 2005, 10:04 AM
Habitat and Distribution
Buffleheads live by lakes, rivers and bays. Most breed in the northwestern part of North America. As winter nears, Buffleheads migrate to coastal water on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts as far south as Mazatlan. The average number found in Texas, both on the coast and in the interior, has been recorded at 4,300. This is the largest winter count of Buffleheads of any state.

Seems like an oddity that it would be in Warsaw this time of year.

Link (http://www.shawcreekbirdsupply.com/bufflehead_info.htm)

Sutekidane
Dec 8, 2005, 10:16 AM
Awww.... I want one... :)

steveedge
Dec 10, 2005, 09:49 PM
Great shot, I've never seen such a thing....Atlanta here, guess I'm too far south :)

pdpfilms
Dec 10, 2005, 09:57 PM
What happens to the 20D at 8 degrees? Just curious.

w_parietti22
Dec 10, 2005, 10:44 PM
Oh dont worry, thats just PenguDuck... a half duck, half penguin

Counterfit
Dec 10, 2005, 11:12 PM
Maybe someone spilled bleach on a loon? :confused:

WaxTheories
Dec 11, 2005, 03:42 PM
Looks kinda like a wood duck. I wouldn't bet on it though.

NewbieNerd
Dec 11, 2005, 07:17 PM
Oh dont worry, thats just PenguDuck... a half duck, half penguin

That would explain why in the second picture it only seems to be half flying/half dragging its feet.