[Tweeters] Black duck like bird with Mallards

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 15 12:28:24 PDT 2015

A true Black Duck has feet, legs, and bill similar to a Mallard. Sounds more like a domestic derivative of some sort.

Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net

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I was at Greenlake on Tuesday morning about 8 am and saw a totally black bird with the mallards. Feathers were black, beak was black, legs and feet were dark. This was along the shore near the boat rental / coffee shop.

What is it? American Black Duck isn't here. Also the photos don't look as dark as the bird that I saw.

I will have to start carrying my camera with me on my early morning walks.

Carolyn Heberlein Seattle WA

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