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  1. Backwards bleed

    Backwards bleed Senior Refuge Member

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    I saw one that had the underneath of its wings white from the tips half way down. That bird was in our area for a week, but we never got a shot at it. Never seen one like yours nocal extremely cool bird!
     
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    Nocalhonker Elite Refuge Member

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    My buddy has 2 off them and know of 2 others killed same general area so it is a gene in a flock that returns to the area. All the birds were shot on different years.
     
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    Nocalhonker Elite Refuge Member

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    Another odd speck we have shot
     
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    Nocalhonker Elite Refuge Member

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    Another odd one I’m not sure if it’s a cross or what it has going on.
     
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    Backwards bleed Senior Refuge Member

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    I saw one that had the underneath of its wings white from the tips half way down. That bird was in our area for a week, but we never got a shot at it. Never seen one like yours nocal extremely cool bird!
    You just brought up one of the points that I am greatly interested in! (Flocks returning to the same general area) this is something that is being studied more each year! Fascinating to me. There has been some awesome studies done on mallards as well!
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    looks like the cheek patch from a honker.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Been me, you wouldn't have found that leg.
     
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    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    While a lot of folks here still think heavy barring indicates advanced age, I've a friend who raises them (under permit) and has told me that while the general barring pattern is genetic and remains much the same molt after molt, their white-front is a better indicator of relative age. Birds like that or this are probably old souls:

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