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Old 01-20-2012, 08:45 AM
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Hey guys, we saw this bird on the water yesterday, and can't figure out what it is. The picture is alittle grainy because all I had was a point and shoot (wish I would have had my DSLR ). Hoping someone can tell me what this thing is. It was diving alot, and the only thing that seems to match the scrip is either a horned or eared grebe.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:55 AM
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Looks like one of Ws loons cousin from joes....lol..
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:07 AM
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it is called a ruddy duck
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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Ruddy duck off google
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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that him?
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:13 AM
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Looks like a loon to me.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:14 AM
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Looks like a tree duck
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:15 AM
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:16 AM
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This is a common loon
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:26 AM
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Your 1st pic is 100% ruddy duck in its winter plumage
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:40 AM
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Ruddy duck it's full of them in the big burns this time of year
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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Ruddy duck
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:57 AM
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Cool, yep now that I look at it, it does look like a ruddy duck. Had alot of trouble with this guy, cause I've never seen a ruddy before, but it makes sense. There was about 8 or 10 in the area at the time, and at first look we thought they were just pied-bill grebes, so the size matches.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:00 AM
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I stand corrected, looks like it would taste like a scaup.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:13 AM
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I know one thing there's 2 ducks that can come into my decoys and won't get a gun pointed at them a hooded merganser and a ruddy duck. A ruddy duck talk about hard to pluck!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:22 PM
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could be a hell diver?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:21 PM
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could be a hell diver?
No it could not because its a ruddy duck!
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:27 AM
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ruddy duck hen,one nasty eatin bird!!
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