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Long-tailed Duck

Posted by Connie Toops on February 25, 2014 at 11:58 pm
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This Long-tailed Duck arrived in Asheville, NC, a few days ago after strong thunderstorms passed through the area. It is hanging out in a small pond near a golf course in a residential development in south Asheville. I heard that 6 other Long-tailed Ducks arrived about the same time in Hickory, NC, but don’t have any further info on that. It’s not that unusual to have Long-tailed Duck sightings off the North Carolina coast, but the appearance of these¬†birds in the mountains and so close to the Blue Ridge Parkway is noteworthy.

Photo taken 23 Feb 2014 with a Nikon D7000 digital SLR and Nikkor 80-400mm lens.