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Potential Cackling


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Mid-Michigan today.  Stubby bill and short neck through the scope with slight white neck ring.  Could only get these poor pictures (Lesser Scaup and maybe Bufflehead around it).  I wasn' t sure if it is too big compared to the diving ducks to be a Cackling.  Thanks. 

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Distortion of features becomes a problem at high zoom/crop levels, which can be observed in the additional photos you posted. The second of the enlarged photos seems to show an unusually long bill and bulging forehead, while in photo three the head has a different profile and a very stubby looking bill. Tony is probably right, but I am curious--has a Cackling been reported or confirmed at this location?

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None reported at this location recently that I know of.  I've had them here the last few years but those were nice enough to hang out closer to the overlook.  

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