Bill Herian wrote:Can't learn it from a book. Gotta see them in motion. In the field, you rely on shape, flight pattern, speed, size etc, more than what any book can show. It's just something you learn as you go. You can't be expect to reliably ID every duck on the wing before some exposure in the field, despite what the blowhards say.
If you go and watch ducks in the spring, don't just put the binos on them and identify them, watch them take of and land, watch how they fly in a group. If you get close enough, look for distinguishing shapes, not colors, you can't count on seeing those colors early in the season.
teddysberna wrote:whistlin_wings wrote:Did you get his autograph?
I thought about getting him to sign my cleavage, but decided against it at the last moment.
marktank wrote:Mikeg1005 you probably just keep shooting and ID your birds when you get home.
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