Juvi Goldeneye?

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Juvi Goldeneye?

Postby duckman27 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:25 am

I'm new to Goldeneyes but i've seen hundreds of them and never seen a Juvi. I shot this one last week and it's still eclipsed looking. I know that the drakes of a few species don't get their full plumage until the 2nd or 3rd year but it justed seemed a little odd with this one because i've seen so many but never one that had this coloration. Anybody else killed one like this?

This Goldeneye also finished off the North American Divers for me so it was a good end to the season
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Re: Juvi Goldeneye?

Postby Green Ducks » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:25 am

Yes its just a young drake, congrats on getting all of your divers
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Re: Juvi Goldeneye?

Postby duckman27 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:07 pm

I had intentions of putting it on the wall but when I picked it up and it looked like that I was disappointed :lol3:
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Re: Juvi Goldeneye?

Postby QH's Paw » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:26 pm

Actually, you'd be surprised how many guys think they are shooting hens and never notice they are actually drakes. The undeveloped cheek patch isn't always that noticeable.
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Re: Juvi Goldeneye?

Postby longlakesd » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:10 pm

goldeneye coming out of eclipse
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