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Central Texas Panhandle 5-1-19.  Two different female ducks both alone.  They look similar but not exactly.  Poor quality photo, very overcast and highly cropped.  I feel I should know these but I can't put my finger on it.

first bird (2 photos)

Unkown duck-4Unkown duck-3

second bird (2 photos)

Unkown duck-2Unkown duck-1

 

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Bufflehead was my first thought but just did not look quite right. But looks to be good fit. 

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Are you sure they are different ducks as they appear to have some fairly specific markings (which do seem a little unusual but maybe plumage transition)? If you have an idea of size then I'm not sure what else they could be. Perhaps someone with more expertise may join in.

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They are the size of Buffleheads but we do not see too many this time of year around here.  I agree with RobinHood and Sean C.  Buffleheads.  Thanks!

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8 minutes ago, kyladog said:

Is it a female Wood Duck?

Welcome to Whatbird!  A female Wood Duck would have a white ring around the eye.

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4 minutes ago, kyladog said:

Is it a female Wood Duck?

Female Woodies have very distinct crests and a white 'teardrop' shape around the eye.  Their heads are a lighter gray and it's spread more uniformly.

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