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Below: Wood Duck drake 2-3-08, Milwaukie, OR

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Rarely, you may find a hybrid of Mallard and Wood Duck, as with this male, taken Nov. 8, 2008 Portland, OR.

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Wood Duck hen, taken 11-23-07 at Milwaukie, OR

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Eurasian Wigeon drake, taken at Crystal Springs Gardens, Mar. 3, 2007.

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below: Mandarin duck on Kellogg Creek 5-25-07.

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On 8-21-07 all our area Wood Ducks are in drab, "eclipse" plumage.  This one among them appears to be a male Mandarin Duck, non-native to our region (but of the same genus, "Aix".)

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Hooded Merganser, male

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below: Hooded Merganser, female

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below: pair of American Wigeons at Crystal Springs Gardens 5-1-07.

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below: Gadwall

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I tried something a little different with the Common Merganser pair.  This is actually a composite of separate frames of the male and female shot in the relative locations shown, but several minutes apart.  They wouldn't stick together and pose for me!

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I thought this Lesser Scaup resting made a nice black & white shot.

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Bufflehead,  male.

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Mallard hen (possibly Pintail or hybrid) was with one drake (male).

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Pied-billed Grebe

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Wood-duck, drake (male)

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Bufflehead drake

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This male Bufflehead may be my first Black & White photo posted.

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A pair of Gadwall; male is on the left.

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below: Double-crested Cormorant, the only one to be found this day at Crystal Springs Gardens in Portland, OR 10-14-07.

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