Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bird quiz!

Silly ducks with their backs turned and butts in the air - how are we supposed to know who they are?
At least these were a bit closer - can you name them?
Close, cooperative ducks, finally! What are they?

* Note: Don't bother checking the photo tags, most of you won't find any hints there. The only hint I will give is that these ducks are not what they seem to be. Have fun!


silverlight said...

Maybe one Mallard and two Canvasbacks.
Do you have Ruddy ducks back there. I've been looking for carving or figurine of one.

Michelle said...

Well I am no expert but they look like decoys to me :))))

John said...

These birds appear to be made of materials other than flesh and bone. Tricky quiz if you don't look carefully. I'm guessing the ones in the last photo are supposed to be Green-winged Teal, but they don't quite match. They are definitely off for Canvasbacks or Redheads.

LauraHinNJ said...

Oh Michelle, you spoiled my fun!

I've been sitting here giggling at my own cleverness.

LauraHinNJ said...

Silverlight: We do have Ruddies - cute little ducks!

John: I was sure you'd see that these were *off* right away without looking closely.

The last are closest to GW Teal, but what about the other pics, besides the mallards - black ducks? (that's what I call every duck I don't know!)

Susan Gets Native said...

Laura, you goof.

(I bet, if my FIL had a blog, he would pull that same trick...are you scared now?)

Lynne said...

LAURA YOU SNEAK!!! I had my field guide out before I looked at the comments! Don't tell anyone- OK? :)

(the duck butts were real weren't they?)

LauraHinNJ said...

Lynne: Nope - those are decoys too. Kind of cool, huh? Don't worry, I won't tell. ;-)

Susan: Yes, I am a goof.

I was sitting here trying to figure out how to post all the pics I took today at the dcoy show - taking into consideration Blogger's wonkiness - when I thought of this. Everyone else does photo quizes, why can't I?


Lynne said...

You can buy duck butt decoys??? I love duck butts! Where can I buy one?

-llm. said...

As a labrador person, I saw they were decoys. You can buy duck butt decoys here:

And probably at any hunting goods store. They are so cute!

LauraO said...


Jenn said...

Ha. I see Mallards, and I see Teal wings. Those are pretty nicely done up, too.

Note the lack of detail on this offering:

Did you get a photo of the blind?

debbie said...

they look like decoys to me. hope you had a good time.

LauraHinNJ said...

Lynne: I thought the were regular decoys weighted down so they'd float butt-up.

Thanks to -llm for the link - they are cute!

Sorry Laura. Couldn't resist.

Jenn: No blind - they were part of a competition. Thanks for coming by.

Deb: Of course you knew that. (Sure!)

Patrick Belardo said...


Is this show about the same time every year? I'd love to check it out.

I think they're "Wood" ducks.

John said...

The dark decoys in the second picture look like black ducks to me. I think the rest are supposed to be mallards and teal.

LauraHinNJ said...

Patrick: We've gone the last 2 years and it's been the 3rd weekend in September. The seaport announces it on their calendar, but I can usually find the date easier by searching for the Ocean Co. Decoy and Gunning Show.

Speaking of *wood ducks* (Har Har) I saw a pair of decoys that were beautiful, but $600.00!!!! Youch!

John: Thanks! See, I knew they were black ducks!