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Oct 13, 2021 01:15:40   #
pmorin Loc: Huntington Beach, Palm Springs
 
I've been trying to find the name for these critters and have not been successful. Perhaps one of our more enlightened members could help. I tried the Merlin app and the closest they came was a Snow Goose. Not it. I found nothing with the same markings around the eyes in the Audubon books I have either.
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Oct 13, 2021 01:25:32   #
Brian in Whitby Loc: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
 
I think they might be muscovy ducks

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Oct 13, 2021 02:29:54   #
AzYooper Loc: Sun Lakes AZ (Almost Phoenix)
 
I went through this last year and I also think they are Muscovy Ducks.

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Oct 13, 2021 02:58:34   #
letmedance Loc: Walnut, Ca.
 
AzYooper wrote:
I went through this last year and I also think they are Muscovy Ducks.


I'll third that motion.

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Oct 13, 2021 03:18:55   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
Muscovy Duck

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Muscovy_Duck/overview

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Oct 13, 2021 05:04:00   #
Wallen Loc: Middle East
 
pmorin wrote:
I've been trying to find the name for these critters and have not been successful. Perhaps one of our more enlightened members could help. I tried the Merlin app and the closest they came was a Snow Goose. Not it. I found nothing with the same markings around the eyes in the Audubon books I have either.
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These appear to support the Muscovy duck reply. It seems the white patches can appear anywhere like a cat.

https://www.123rf.com/photo_27428394_muscovy-duck-with-white-head-close-up.html
https://www.dovelewis.org/found-pets/found-muscovy-duck-mgd6044

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Oct 13, 2021 08:04:54   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
They are Muscovy ducks!

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Oct 13, 2021 08:13:09   #
Ruthlessrider
 
I would venture a guess that agrees with the Muscovy, but add that they could be the progeny of a cross between that breed and perhaps a domestic. I’ve seen those crosses before on farms.

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Oct 13, 2021 08:27:55   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I used Google, and it said "grassland."

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Oct 13, 2021 08:29:34   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
AzYooper wrote:
I went through this last year and I also think they are Muscovy Ducks.


I didn't think they were ugly enough.

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Oct 13, 2021 09:03:08   #
Toment Loc: FL, IL
 
Brian in Whitby wrote:
I think they might be muscovy ducks


IMHO also

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Oct 13, 2021 13:30:40   #
pmorin Loc: Huntington Beach, Palm Springs
 
Thanks for all the response’s. I tend to agree with the Muscovy Ducks ID. I probably skipped right over the Muscovy duck because the markings were so different in the field guide. 🤭
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Oct 14, 2021 07:54:04   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
I had no idea what they were but I love the shot.

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Oct 14, 2021 11:29:51   #
pmorin Loc: Huntington Beach, Palm Springs
 
JRiepe wrote:
I had no idea what they were but I love the shot.


Neither did I. iPhone 12 max pro shot.

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Oct 14, 2021 12:04:09   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
pmorin wrote:
I've been trying to find the name for these critters and have not been successful. Perhaps one of our more enlightened members could help. I tried the Merlin app and the closest they came was a Snow Goose. Not it. I found nothing with the same markings around the eyes in the Audubon books I have either.
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Nice shot. The do look like muscovy ducks

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