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#5441421 - 11/24/14 07:53 PM Duck ID
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I went fishing this evening to a little pond that hardly gets any traffic and there was a lone duck on the pond. I snuck up as stealthy as I could carrying all my gear, but it didn't take long for it to fly off. I got a good look at it and it looked like a penguin to me (the coloration, not the body shape and size). Ive googled as best i know how and i can only find a picture but not an ID of what it is.

So what is this?


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#5441422 - 11/24/14 07:54 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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#5441426 - 11/24/14 07:55 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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Bufflehead drake
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#5441433 - 11/24/14 07:58 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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Awesome. Are these pretty common? Ive never seen one before...

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#5441437 - 11/24/14 08:00 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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Originally Posted By: LEEnTX
Awesome. Are these pretty common? Ive never seen one before...


Common in the gulf
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#5441439 - 11/24/14 08:00 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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#5441444 - 11/24/14 08:01 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: Mambajeep]
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Originally Posted By: Mambajeep
Originally Posted By: LEEnTX
Awesome. Are these pretty common? Ive never seen one before...


Common in the gulf


So not common in DFW? lol

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#5441449 - 11/24/14 08:04 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: Mambajeep]
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Originally Posted By: Mambajeep
Bufflehead

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#5441451 - 11/24/14 08:05 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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There are some but I wouldn't say common
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#5441469 - 11/24/14 08:12 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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Well cool, thanks for the info guys. I also saw a gazillion dove today.....im ready for the 2 week season

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#5441478 - 11/24/14 08:14 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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I'd say fairly common on big water such as larger lakes and the bays along the gulf coast. Only have seen a handful of ponds that hold several.

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#5441849 - 11/24/14 10:11 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: Mambajeep]
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Originally Posted By: Mambajeep
There are some but I wouldn't say common


Saw 50+ in gravel pit near Denton last week. Like real deep water
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#5441887 - 11/24/14 10:26 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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Pretty bird!

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#5442349 - 11/25/14 09:44 AM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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That one would be sent to the taximan. up

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#5442617 - 11/25/14 12:10 PM Re: Duck ID [Re: aquaholic1822]
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