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Old 03-04-2024, 12:01 PM   #1
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Spotted these guys off the shore of Samoset/Gunstock Acres on Saturday. Are they a flock of tufted ducks?
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Old 03-04-2024, 01:06 PM   #2
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Spotted these guys off the shore of Samoset/Gunstock Acres on Saturday. Are they a flock of tufted ducks?
I think they are probably mergansers. The black & white ones are males and the brownish ones with reddish heads are females.
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I would say Common Goldeneye
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I think they are probably mergansers. The black & white ones are males and the brownish ones with reddish heads are females.
Definitely mergansers… they are cute little buggers!

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Seems odd that a large flock like that has zero females, no?
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Seems odd that a large flock like that has zero females, no?
They're the brown ones...

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We always see lots of males in the spring and then in the summer they disappear leaving the femaies with babies.
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We always see lots of males in the spring and then in the summer they disappear leaving the females with babies.
It's all that spring break partying...
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It's all that spring break partying...
Yeah, love 'em and leave 'em or something like that.
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