American Black Duck – 12/17/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 12/17/11
Observation Time: 11:40 a.m.
Observation Location: Sawmill Pond
Common Name: American Black Duck
Scientific Name: Anas rubripes
Comments: This pair of black ducks mingled with some Canada geese and mallards. Shooting photos of this pair reminded me of my grandfather, who lived on Cape Cod and used to shoot black ducks for food during the first half of the twentieth century before I was born.
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