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black headed canvasback

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by young taxidermist, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Darrel where did you go.. Venice..thats some nice birds..
     
  2. young taxidermist

    young taxidermist New Member

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    venice. I have some Hot spots thats holding more ducks than you could shoot right now.
     

  3. young taxidermist

    young taxidermist New Member

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    Hunting buddy brings me this today. Looks to me to be a pintail gadwall cross. Had a male pintail bill. White on neck and face and a pin like a pintail. What do you experts say this one is? I have to say this has been the craziest season EVER! So far just this year we killed a brewers duck, a canvasback hybrid, 2 gadwalls with black rings aroung their necks, this pintail gadwall "looking" cross, and a surf scooter. last year we killed a hen intail mallard cross. Boy do I feel blessed!
     
  4. This is also a strange year in Southwest Louisiana. As far as scoters, weve taken in 2 whitewings and a surf. Non were mature drakes but they do come down to the Gulf Coast. Most of the birds we had have left and sounds like they are staged in Arkansas. Have taken in more hybrids and such this year than any other year. Quite a few gaddy crosses with mallard and pintail, white bluewing and white greenwing and gadwall wigeon hybrid. Something must have been different on the breeding grounds! Will post pics when mounted.
     
  5. franchi612

    franchi612 New Member

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    stop it you're making me want to move there! I live in the worst state in the country for ducks I think. Used to be good, not anymore :(
     
  6. byrdman

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    may be your lighting but almost looks like a chiloe widgeon/pintail
     
  7. Old pintail hen?
     
  8. Glass eye

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    Congrats Darrel on an amazing hybrid, but what a shame that you only took one crappy field pic. Next time you kill something spectacular, take dozens of field pics at all angles. You can always delete the ones you don't want but you can never go back and take pics later. A frozen bird or a bird with rigor don't make for pretty pics.
    Just saying.....
     
  9. young taxidermist

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    You know I finally realized this this season. While looking through my pictures I noticed that most of my extrordinary kills are degraded by because the pics were taken of them in the back of a truck. I really have tryd to make an effort this year. Problem is buds that arent bird nuts protest after the 4th or 5th pic and want to get back to the hunting. quote author=Glass eye link=topic=292302.msg2019300#msg2019300 date=1326818265]
    Congrats Darrel on an amazing hybrid, but what a shame that you only took one crappy field pic. Next time you kill something spectacular, take dozens of field pics at all angles. You can always delete the ones you don't want but you can never go back and take pics later. A frozen bird or a bird with rigor don't make for pretty pics.
    Just saying.....
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  10. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I'm scratching my head over the pintail. Without seeing the wings it's hard to say, but I think Jordan is probably right.
    It looks like an extremely old pintail hen that was beginning to have some hormone issues. I've seen several old mallard hens like that, but this would be the first-ever pintail .. if that's what it is.
     
  11. Lee Duet

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    Well Daniel I hope we get to see that canvasback at the Louisiana show this year