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Old Apr 22, 2006, 4:23 PM   #1
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Our book says it's a male Oldsquaw.
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 4:27 PM   #2
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Our book says it's a male Oldsquaw.
Your book is right, although they now call this the "Long Tailed Duck."

I've only seen it once in my life, and from too far away to shoot effectively (not that I didn't try)

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Old Apr 22, 2006, 5:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Amigo, I was preparing the slip for the boat, in betweentaking shots of the Terns diving, and saw him. Never seen it before, very calm, just minding his own business.
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Thanks Amigo, I was preparing the slip for the boat, in between taking shots of the Terns diving, and saw him. Never seen it before, very calm, just minding his own business.
The one I saw was injured. There are quite a number of such casualties that crash land in Brooklyn, or get hit by boats.

Last year, a pair or Brandts stayed all summer, one with a broken wing. There was also a poor Wood Duck and a Common Loon, all marooned here...

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This is obviously quite a rare find over there yes? I haven't seen that bird before even in books. Nice : )
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My naturalist friend down the street, who lives on the waterfront, says there has been hundreds here for the past 2 years. (I'm surprised, I still have not seen them) We have quite a few Zebra Mussels up here, obviously the food source. I'll have to go on a search, and post more.
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