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Bird Question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Micro_Mini_Angler, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Micro_Mini_Angler

    Micro_Mini_Angler live-2-fish

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    hey guys, last Thursday me and bubba were fishing at a pond near Galloway and i saw this bird. at first glance i thought it was a Canvasback Duck, but they have white on them, but it still had a reddish neck. if anyone has seen or knows what kind of bird it is, please let me know. here are the pics................

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  2. Bassnpro1

    Bassnpro1 OSU outdoorsman

    I'm not real sure with the pics, but it appears to be a fishermans worst nightmare, a Commorant
     

  3. shwookie

    shwookie fishing from a kayak

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    Why are they a fishermans worst nightmare? I've seen several, and had no problems.
     
  4. Perch

    Perch Perch Addict

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    They eat Perch and Bass Fry and eggs.....they dive for them.

    Their Poop is acidic and strips trees of vegetation and kills them


    They stink

    They snore, drink too much and cuss as well

    Need more? ;)
     
  5. shwookie

    shwookie fishing from a kayak

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    Thats sufficient.

    I was concerned for me personally, lol.
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Defensor Fortis

    Micro, since you said you thought it was duck. I'd say it looks like a rail to me. Cormorants are mostly black in color. Also Cormorants are a larger sized bird.

    shwookie, cormorants eat a ton of fish. Some states have gone as far as to cull them off.

    The first one is a rail and the second is a cormorant
     

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  7. Micro_Mini_Angler

    Micro_Mini_Angler live-2-fish

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    yea i didn't think of those, it was just the red neck that had me questioning. thanks guys
     
  8. CoolWater

    CoolWater Multi-Species Fanatic

    Do a post on birdforum.net, they have a forum for help with ID.
     
  9. Micro_Mini_Angler

    Micro_Mini_Angler live-2-fish

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    those guys helped me out, it was a Green Heron
     
  10. Bubba bass bigfoot

    Bubba bass bigfoot Lucky Fisher, or skilled?

    sorry the pics are not the best, i tried lol. Little thing would not let me get close to it. I got close enough to see that it looked ALLOT like that rail. Very very similar looking. But from what Micro said those guys said it was a green heron. Seen a heron before if it was a green it did not look like that, But their the experts lol.
     
  11. Bubba bass bigfoot

    Bubba bass bigfoot Lucky Fisher, or skilled?

  12. Toxic

    Toxic Defensor Fortis

    That was my second guess. From the picture the neck looked more brown than red. That is why I leaned towards the rail.

    Micro, what ever happened with the fishing camp?
     
  13. Darwin

    Darwin If your gonna be a bear..


    :D :D :D Good one Thresher! :D :D :D

    BTW my guess on the bird is a Green Heron.
     
  14. Kinda looks like hen merganser.
     
  15. Micro_Mini_Angler

    Micro_Mini_Angler live-2-fish

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    yea, after looking at my bird id book it does sorta look like a merganser