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Barnacle Goose: Bird Finder for February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Barnacle Goose. Vagrant Barnacle Geese can be found in Connecticut, with the most reliable location today being along the Connecticut River in Enfield

Bird Finder for January 27, 2017: Harlequin Duck

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Harlequin Duck: Taking its name from a colorfully dressed character in Commedia dell’arte and long touted to be the “fashion plate of the winter seas,” Harlequin Duck is a rare sight in Connecticut.

Northern Shoveler: Bird Finder for January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Northern Shoveler: One of the most distinctive of our dabbling ducks, small numbers of Northern Shovelers are most frequently seen in our area in late winter and early spring.

Bird Finder for December 10: Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup & how to tell the difference

American Black Duck: Bird Finder for March 5

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

American Black Duck
Anas rubripes

American Black Ducks are a large-bodied dabbling duck about the size of a mallard. They have a yellowish bill with a gray head and dark body. When in flight they appear to be black in color, which helps distinguish them when mixed with Mallards.




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