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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Falcated Duck part 2

Here are a couple more pictures of the Falcated Duck at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. If you missed last week's photos click here. He is number 3 in line.

Interesting how he can flatten his crest. No girls around to try to impress I guess.

Here is the only video I was able to get. He is in the middle of the screen by himself feeding and this is pretty much all he does for the 1:47 minutes. If you get bored you can always look at everybody else. Listen for cameras clicking all around. It is in two parts as I shifted the camera a bit due to the wind.

This is linked to the Pine River Review's

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors on that boy! I've never heard of a Falcated Duck, much less seen one.

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  2. He's a real beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. I too have not heard of a Falcated Duck before. The name sounds like the duck has some sort of a condition. :)

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  4. I tried to play the video, but it says it's private... darn!

    The pics are beautiful, though

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  5. A lovely bird to see John.. lovely to see it in motion.

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  6. I'm a big duck fan, excellent captures!

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  7. a very funky looking dude - completely different in non-impress mode! :)

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  8. He is a beauty! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How fortunate you were to see them!

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  10. Beautiful colors and plumage patterns on the duck. Great photos.

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  11. He sure is one fascinating Beauty!

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  12. I haven't heard of a falcated duck, but he is a beauty. Nice shots and video!

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  13. What wonderful images of a really lovely looking duck!
    It's so great to join this link up and see birds totally different to what we have in Australia.

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  14. Hi there - great duck!

    If you had tried to pick up the clip in my Buried Treasure post you would have had a problem - it was still attached to a boat!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  15. When birds become rock stars the cameras never stop clicking! This guy seems unfazed by the glory. Thank you for sharing the beautiful looks John.
    Continued good luck birding on your travels this 2012!

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  16. What an amazing bird. He looks completely different in the 2nd photo.

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  17. Such a lovely duck -- what a great find!

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  18. an unusual duck. Loved to see it. Great shots and video. :)

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  19. Beautiful shots of this rare bird John. I went down to see it but it wasn't seen that day. I think it is still there and I will be headed down to Colusa next week. I have the photo blind reserved ;-)

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