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R-Factor wrote:Nice pics KI. That almost looks like an immature drake pintail, but the speculum seems to point toward hen. I've heard that young drakes tend to have more blue shades on their bill as well vs the female. The body certainly looks hen-like at a glance overall. I believe you have a hen, but the reason I say that is that the young drakes can really fool you sometimes. Kelsey Sullivan ID'd my immature drake Pintail two years ago that I thought was a hen. Young drakes don't have a prominent "pin" like the older males and also lack the deep chocolate head that the older boys do as well.
Well if its a drake I wish it was mature because I would have had him mounted!!
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Nice on the hen, it has been years since I have seen a pintail, but we did get a pair in a local Augusta water. I have heard that MMB has some each year. As for me, I have had the best effective shooting fall of my life. 2 limts of Woodies in 7 shots....which means I am buying a Megabucks ticket in the morning.
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I'd say it's a hen too, given the spots on the side of her bill.
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