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here is some pics and silhouettes of ducks and geese you can shoot .

 

 

 

Mallard

(Anas platyrhynchos)

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Large dabbling duck with male having a bottle-green head. In flight, it flies quickly with shallow wing beats. It has a deep quark which is either a single note or several strung together.

Wigeon

(Anas penelope)

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Medium sized dabbling duck with the male having a distinct chestnut head with a golden forehead. In flight, it has fast wing beats and a very distinct whistling whee-oo call.

Pintail

(Anas acuta)

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A dabbling duck that is of a slim build with a long neck and distinctive tail. The male has a chocolate head with a white stripe down the back. Very rarely makes a noise.

Gadwall

(Anas strepera)

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A medium sized dabbling duck with a dull plumage. Usually flies in pairs or mixes with other species. Has a high pitched quack.

Teal

(Anas crecca)

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A very small dabbling duck with the male having a chestnut head and a green eye stripe. A very agile duck that is renowned for its vertical take-off abilities. Its voice is a whistling crick-crick.

Shoveler

(Anas clypeata)

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This dabbling duck is identifiable by its "shovel-type" bill. Very agile flyer with fast wing beats. Usually silent in flight.

Pochard

(Aythya ferina)

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A medium diving duck with the male having a chestnut head. Flight is fast and strong with short, rapid wing beats. Usually silent.

Tufted

(Aythya fuligula)

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Small diving duck with male being black and white with a crest on the head. Very often in flocks with rapid wing beats. Usually silent.

Goldeneye

(Bucephala clangula)

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Medium diving duck with black/green head and a distinct white cheek patch. Very often in small flocks and flying with a rapid wing beat. Usually silent.

Geese

Pinkfooted

(Anser brachyrhynchus)

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Medium goose with a dark head and neck with both the bill and legs pink. Rapid wing beats in flight with skeins numbering thousands. Characteristic "wink-wink" call.

Greylag

(Anser anser)

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Large grey goose with uniform browny grey colour with an orange bill and pink legs. Has a powerful flight with rapid wing beats. Has a deep nasal call "ang-ang".

Canada

(Branta canadensis)

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Large grey-brown goose with a black head and neck complete with a white chin patch. Flight is strong and fast with a lot at low level. Usually calls with a loud honking.

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here is a link to the basc wildfowl identification page they do a booklet that you can down load for free or send for it .

 

 

http://www.basc.org.uk/content/quarry_identification_gui

 

 

This is the link (I think)

 

http://www.basc.org.uk/en/utilities/document-summary.cfm/docid/A02E67BD-A03F-4878-BBA235E27B7A97BB

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