Mike the Fox wrote:Slack Tide wrote:Nothing new for Buffs but we call Mergansers "Tweezer Beaks" or "Shell Peckers".....
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cedar creek sam wrote:There are lots of local names for ducks, e.g. Old Squaws have a series of local and regional names, like Old Molly (allegedly used in New Jersey in the past), per a list in Gunning for Sea Ducks by G.H. Gillelan.
I've heard Buffleheads called "Hell Divers" and "Butterballs", and "Dippers" so wanted to see what other local names might be in use and start complying a list. If the name is used in another region include that info too. Should be fun to see what we come up with.
goldfish wrote:I've always known hell divers to be grebes. Pie billed to be exact. Maybe that's why we keep seeing them in tailgate pics from the "hardcore waterfowlers"
papageno wrote:There's also 'bald plate' on the shore for widgeon…
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