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Three geese and..?

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Was out hiking today (DuPage Co., IL) and heard geese overhead (typical, so paid little attn.) As they passed I looked up and saw this formation. Surprised, I tried to get some quick shots. First photo a bit o.o.f. and tried to enlarge the second. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Looks like a duck to me. I'd guess Blue-winged Teal or Northern Shoveler as the bill looks fairly big.

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Thanks Pigeon and akiley! They were flying together as I did initially see them directly overhead; just took me a bit to focus one them. Any other speculations or thoughts welcome.

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Skinny necks on the geese -- Canadas

The duck is not any kind of teal (and Northern Shoveler is just a big, goofy teal) -- note the under-wing pattern, which looks fine for Gadwall.

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