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Bear Islander 08-20-2018 08:45 AM

Is it a Duck?
 
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I have friends that are very interested in finding out what kind of duck this is.

I assume it is not a new species.

Orion 08-20-2018 09:02 AM

Close
 
Merganzer. They fish like loons but often have upwards of a dozen chicks.

Bear Guy 08-20-2018 09:02 AM

Cormorant
 
Looks like the Double-crested Cormorant:
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/...sted-cormorant
https://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfutur...?itok=8BxLc2Fc
"...is the most generally distributed cormorant in North America, and the only one likely to be seen inland in most areas."

Orion 08-20-2018 09:11 AM

Oops
 
I stand corrected. My ID was a bit hasty. 😝

Bear Islander 08-20-2018 10:17 AM

If you look at the picture I have posted you will see plastic tape blowing in the breeze. The tape has a hologram lasered onto it that is supposed to drive birds crazy and make them fly away.

I'm trying to figure out if it works very little, or not at all.

fatlazyless 08-20-2018 12:28 PM

Maybe try tossing a Cheez-it, original flavor, at it, like tossing a Frisbee, just to see what happens and let us know? How does a Double-crested Cormorant react to a Cheez-it?

ITD 08-20-2018 04:00 PM

Does it quack?

ApS 08-20-2018 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Orion (Post 300539)
I stand corrected. My ID was a bit hasty. 😝

More left and right views of the bird were needed. ;)

https://i.servimg.com/u/f91/18/11/38/95/gedc0011.jpg

Hillcountry 08-20-2018 08:20 PM

Down Mainahs call em “$hi&t ducks”

Good ol’ ladybird Johnson somehow got them on the protected species list much to the dismay of the fishermen...they claim the “S” ducks eat too many fish.
Before ladybird’s proclamation, they used to shoot them on sight. Now everywhere is overrun with them.

Greene's Basin Girl 08-20-2018 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hillcountry (Post 300587)
Down Mainahs call em “$hi&t ducks”

Good ol’ ladybird Johnson somehow got them on the protected species list much to the dismay of the fishermen...they claim the “S” ducks eat too many fish.
Before ladybird’s proclamation, they used to shoot them on sight. Now everywhere is overrun with them.

They always show up on the lake in late summer and early fall. I just saw one the other day.

tis 08-21-2018 04:49 AM

GBG, are the loons still ok?

swnoel 08-21-2018 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ApS (Post 300575)
More left and right views of the bird were needed. ;)

https://i.servimg.com/u/f91/18/11/38/95/gedc0011.jpg

They've perfected the art of whitewashing and work for free...

Greene's Basin Girl 08-21-2018 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by tis (Post 300593)
GBG, are the loons still ok?

I haven't seen them for a few days, but I saw them on Saturday. Harry Vogel ( director of the Loon Preservation Committee) thinks that is a miracle that the chick has survived with only the male raising it. I hope the news stays good. We still have many boats coming in. In fact on Sunday we had 4 boats rafting in the basin. It is illegal to raft in the basin. It states it right on the L. Winnipesaukee chart. Then again, so many people pay no attention to rules.

tis 08-21-2018 11:43 AM

I hear ya'!! I am happy to hear they survived as of Sat. I was worried about the male raising it alone too! What a good daddy!!

Hillcountry 08-21-2018 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Greene's Basin Girl (Post 300590)
They always show up on the lake in late summer and early fall. I just saw one the other day.

Go by “The Witches” and you’ll see them during the entire open water season....just a settin’ and a*****ti&@n


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