...sleeping drake Mallard is my guess. The dot on the left looks to be a bit of white from the neck ring; not the bill. The brick reddish breast of a drake Mallard is apparent to me. Take care,
From: Norm Salter <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Help ID Bird in Marsh - Monkton
The link broke. This should work. Bird in question is in the lower left.
Several people have replied saying it looks like a sleeping mallard. Could be.
The dot on the left side of its head is the beak... I thought. It's short,
pointed, not flat.