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Thanks for the good catch 

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> On Aug 20, 2019, at 11:50 AM, Donald Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Looks like Hooded Merg. Wrong bill & head shape for Ruddy.
> 
> Don Clark
> Grafton
> 
>> On Aug 19, 2019, at 10:04 PM, R Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> *Need Help again* identifying a duck. Took some not so great digiscope
>> pictures which tend to show more contrasting color than bino or scope view.
>> 
>> Deming Pond, S. Village E. Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, US
>> Aug 18, 2019 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> Comments:     At edge of pond with scope.  Need help identifying duck
>> 5 species
>> 
>> Mallard  2     Note blue speculum
>> Ruddy Duck  1     When I first saw this duck through binos, it was with 2
>> larger ducks and was diving constantly. Of note was the stiff, long tail
>> seen when bird dove.  Plumage was brown with what appeared to be a whitish
>> throat and belly. Five min later I was viewing it through my scope. Bird
>> was grooming, preening, stretching and flapping wings. There seemed to be
>> some white on wing primaries seen when preening. There was some prominent
>> flash of white in the area of the 'wing pit'  - 020 jpg. altho. the
>> underside of the wing was dark.
>> Double-crested Cormorant  2
>> Purple Finch  1     seen at nearby feeder
>> American Goldfinch  1
>> 
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59118193
>> 
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