Thanks to my new friend Les Houser (who is a bird genius, has a wonderful blog about birding with great photos, and has a duck genius friend) I know what my mystery duck is: A Lesser Scaup!!! I am so excited! They are in Ohio during migration and possibly part of the winter in spots. A beautiful duck is the lesser scaup and I hope to get to see more of them! Thanks to everyone for the help! And especially to Les and his friend! Thank you!
Sorry I can’t give credit to the photo, it was in Google images under the site of The NRDC, but when I click on their site I don’t see the photo. But that’s from whence it came. So whoever took it, ©by you and good job!
It is a beauty though isn’t it? Thanks for sharing!
My goodness, yes. LIke a cross between a mallard and a loon. Ha ha!
Very beautiful! They look very large in the sky! What a wonderful treat and thanks for sharing! x0x0x
Well he is a little beauty isn’t he? Lovely yellow eye and a white bill. I am so glad we found out what he is.
Just gorgeous! I’d love to see them swimming.