kind of embarrassing..

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kind of embarrassing..

Postby jlmaine » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:00 am

So i finally dragged my old lady out into the blind this morning... a few minutes after legal shooting time we got buzzed by two ducks, on the pass i saw the drake woodies plumage and i got real excited. well they made a quick turn and dive bombed my mojo, with my surprise ( and my girlfriends) i folded them both up in quick order. So i send out my pup and to my surprise i have no idea at what the second bird is :oops: .. the first being the drake woodie. i looked on the internet and cannot find anything like it. I was under the impression it was a hen woodie when i shot it but not so much..please help me identify.. and take it easy on me :hammer: :help:

P.S. finally got my dad out on a goose hunt, we saw over 1000 geese, but got only one, still awesome
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby jlmaine » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:01 am

the bottom picture is the one i need help identifying..it has golden eyes and black feet! thanks guys
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby Fowler » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:30 am

Bluebill if I was to guess from pics.
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby Joser06 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:05 am

That looks like a hen Scaup to me.
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby jlmaine » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:10 am

P.s. the pictures make the bill appear to have a blueish tint but the bill is 100%the dark brown..thanks again
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby decoycarver » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:15 am

Yes it is a Blue bill /Scaup hen..there is the lesser and Greater..what area did you hunt-lake -pond of course ponds here are really lakes..they feed as golden eyes..clams, invertibrates.. etc..flyway ST Lawerence seaway..great lakes to west coast i have seen some on salt bays here..im from upstate NY..hunted them for years..dark straw colored eyes..dark gray/bluish feet..if the tail feathers of the hen is pointed at the tips she is mature..if a v cut imature..on all waterfowl -Ducks..look for ringnecked ducks the hang out with each other..they are like little rockets..
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby jlmaine » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:27 am

decoycarver wrote:Yes it is a Blue bill /Scaup hen..there is the lesser and Greater..what area did you hunt-lake -pond of course ponds here are really lakes..they feed as golden eyes..clams, invertibrates.. etc..flyway ST Lawerence seaway..great lakes to west coast i have seen some on salt bays here..im from upstate NY..hunted them for years..dark straw colored eyes..dark gray/bluish feet..if the tail feathers of the hen is pointed at the tips she is mature..if a v cut imature..on all waterfowl -Ducks..look for ringnecked ducks the hang out with each other..they are like little rockets..

I was on china lake right in central maine, thanks! Well thats the first scaup ive shot haha
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby decoycarver » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:56 pm

or could be an escapee from that guys aviary--he had all kinds osf species there..i went to college at Unity..yup Ornithology..
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby Paddles Down » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Hen Bluebill for sure!
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Re: kind of embarrassing..

Postby R-Factor » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:12 pm

Oddly enough, the first duck I ever killed was a Hen Lesser Scaup that looked identical to the one you just took. I bagged that one, and haven't even seen another one since! There are a few around Maine, but we're certainly not loaded with them like some areas of the country. Congrats!
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