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Old 08-20-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:02 AM   #2
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Merganzer. They fish like loons but often have upwards of a dozen chicks.
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Looks like the Double-crested Cormorant:
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/...sted-cormorant

"...is the most generally distributed cormorant in North America, and the only one likely to be seen inland in most areas."
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I stand corrected. My ID was a bit hasty. 😝
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:17 AM   #5
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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.
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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?
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Does it quack?
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I stand corrected. My ID was a bit hasty. 😝
More left and right views of the bird were needed.

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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.
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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.
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GBG, are the loons still ok?
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More left and right views of the bird were needed.

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