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Need help with 2 bird ID’s

Identifying this weekend’s birds is turning into quite a chore. I’m down to two that I cannot identify. Hoping someone else can. First one looks like a Starling, but I can’t find any record of one with a white face.

 

This one is like a combination of at least 3 ducks!

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  1. January 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Top image almost looks like the fall molt of a European Starling, but that is just a wag.

  2. January 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The first one is a starling. Some birds do have white feathers, a condition called leucism which means that these feathers lack normal pigmentation.

    The duck looks like a Redhead (Aythya americana) but the bill colour is wrong. Perhaps it is a hybrid?

    Lovely images, by the way!

  3. January 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Ok, 2 votes for starling, so we’ll go with that. I can’t imagine what else it could be, but liked some confirmation :)

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