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mystery duck - who am I? by kayaksailor mystery duck - who am I? by kayaksailor
This unknown duck was trying to blend with the multiple mallards on a wider spot of Taylor Creek near Lake Tahoe - all were enjoying the eggs being laid by the spawning Kokonee Salmon

The beak shape and flesh around the eye made me know that it wasn't a common mallard :laughing: ...dark shade made getting this shot a bit of a challenge...maybe a Teal duck?
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:iconerene33:
erene33 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Love the colours!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
they are pretty aren't they?!
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erene33 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Indeed dear Ruth!
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
No I think it's a male juvenile Wood Duck coming into his grown up plumage!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Yeah, I think that is the agreement :nod: I just forget that these are wild birds up here! Down in southern CA we only saw them IN the zoo :giggle:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice...Ruth.
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orinoor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Great looking duck, great capture!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
isn't he pretty?! :love:
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Sashatigress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Most colorful duck I know is a wood duck. So, that would be my guess.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
:thumbsup: most agree with you :D
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