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Very low light duck ID


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Northwestern MA, today. I could see it a bit better than the pictures (small-sensor camera), but not that well. Body looked like a Ring-necked Duck's except the underside of the rump appeared quite light when it tipped up to dive (frequent dives of 10-15s).  Head-shape also similar to Ring-necked, but a medium-sized, fairly round white patch showed on the face. Difficult to judge exact shape or placement of patch.  My best guess is a transitional male Bufflehead.

Thanks in advance!

TKbird

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