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Dec 27, 2011

Muscovy Ducks poor substitutes for Snowy Owls

                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by BarrytheBirder
I was on the lookout for Snowy Owls again today but had to make do with a pair of free-range black Muscovy Ducks on the side of an irrigation channel in the Holland Marsh.   Muscovy Ducks, particularly the domesticated birds come in a myriad of amazing colours but the original feral Muscovy has always been black with red faces.   The two ducks above certainly appear true to their wild ancestors in appearance but they, along with two others nearby, seemed to right at home and part of the family, on their Holland Marsh farm.
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