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Recent content by GrahamsIsland

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    Ring-necked ducks and ?

    Many thanks for the ID. My bird book only shows the male Scaup, but the female looks like what I saw.
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    Ring-necked ducks and ?

    I saw these ducks on a small reservoir at Hapuna, on the Big Island, Hawaii on January 14, 2020. Most seem to be ring-necked ducks, the male in the third photo being particularly striking. But I wondered about the one with the two large white patches at the top of the bill, most easily seen in...
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    ID sought for ducks at Upolu, Big Island, Hawaii

    Thanks everyone for the ID. I did wonder about a juvenile bird, but my bird book doesn’t run to such photos. Alas, I won’t see them looking stunning since they have moved on. That location is a place where a lot of birds stop by after rain, for a rest or a bathe, because of the large puddles...
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    ID sought for ducks at Upolu, Big Island, Hawaii

    My first post here. I saw these two ducks on November 12, 2017 at Upolu Airport on the northern tip of the Big Island, Hawaii. I saw them briefly flying in and at first thought they were nene, but they clearly aren’t. Both birds had grey legs. Neither had the patches of color Hawaiian ducks...
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