Dead Bird Quiz: delayed by squirrel edition

22 06 2015

I had intended to post a DBQ last week, but on Friday we lost power for most of the day. Our utility company reported that, “a squirrel was found in a substation. Damage to several sections.” I cannot imagine this ended well for the squirrel. But it will end well for you all, because it means an extra excellent DBQ. Here ’tis.

Bird A: Found in Chatham, MA this month by Warren Mumford.

Bird A: Found in Chatham, MA this month by Warren Mumford.

Bird B: Found by the Grundens in Maine.

Bird B: Found by the Grundens in Maine.

Bird B: closeup of wing.

Bird B: closeup of wing.

This last one wasn’t much more than a tuft of feathers, but I did want to see what impressions you might have of it.

Bird C: not much left of this one, found by Diana Gaumond on Cape Cod.

Bird C: not much left of this one, found by Diana Gaumond on Cape Cod.

Bird C, alternate view.

Bird C, alternate view.

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2 responses

22 06 2015
John Stanton

Bird A; Bufflehead
Bird B; American Black Duck
Bird C: Scoter spp.

These are my best guesses for Bird A and Bird C.

24 06 2015
capteagleeyes

I agree on Bird A being Bufflehead, Bird B =ABDU,Bird C Scoter species?

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