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Old 10-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #27
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #28
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A buddy of mine shot a cinnamon teal near Lake Mills a few years ago. I shot teal that had the greenwing head and a bluewing wing at Kiowa marsh Did not notice it till I cleaned it or I would have put it on the wall.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:16 PM   #29
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A couple years ago we shot a pintail/mallard hybrid out of a flock of mallards. It was a drake,had the white neck stripe like a pinnie but the green color on the head. Breast and most of body looked like a mallard but speculum and tail was all pintail.

The same season from the same blind a cousin shot a mallard/black hybrid. It came in with a small group of mallards very late in year. It didn't look like the only one in the flock though.

Over the course of many years hunting with several family members out of this blind we have shot some unique species although they are not rare,just unique here. The same cousin that shot the pintail/mallrd hybrid shot a Quill Lakes Canada that weighed nearly 16 lbs about '93 or '94. They have big white blotches on them. A good friend that is now deceeased said they are colored that way from inbreeding for many years.We have shot a lot of divers not common to our area,scoters,old squaws along with a few real common ducks that had deformities like missing feet,deformed bills(mostly pintails for some reason).We also had what we thought was a giant snow goose come in with a flock of giant Canada's one time.He was nearly as large as them but didn't offer a clear shot to take him out.He was much more wary than the honkers.

I even have one cousin that shot the world record snow goose off of Willow Slough many years ago.That damn thing weighed about 20lbs. The farmer that owned it was pissed though!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:10 AM   #30
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Anybody on here shoot one in Iowa or another state in the MS flyway? I saw some in ND in the late spring/early summer when traveling through, otherwise never seen one/
we hardly make it through a hunt after reopener without seeing/shooting divers. hunt more main bodies of water, or main points. if there is a part of the lake/marsh you hunt that is more open water or deeper than the rest, thats where to find them. I hunt central/northern iowa and we regularly shoot ringnecks/bluebills with cans,buffleheads, mixed in occasionally. still would love to shoot a goldeneye and redhead. Whiffed on a flock of redheads last year, one of those you would love to have back haha.
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This is my most unique duck so far
that has to be the most screwed up bird i have ever seen. Ol Pa and Ma must have been real confused. really cool duck though!
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3 years ago i shot a mallard/pintal hybrid. Would have goten in mounted but it was blown up pretty bad. And last night i shot my first drake wiegon which was pretty awesome for it being my first one. I have shot alot of bufflehead, goldeneys and other divers the past couple years of well, there pretty common from where im originally from.
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Been hunting IA since 1982 and have never seen a cinnamon. Used to shoot quite a few in the Pacific northwest in the late 60's.
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I know this is not a duck, but some type of hybrid canada goose.
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Saw a Cinnamon/Bluewing teal cross in Story County some time back - now that was a cool bird! Had the red flanks of the CT but the white crecent and hip patch of the BWT. Gorgeous. He was by himself on the small ponds near the west peterson pits entrance.... I want to say I saw a Cinnamon teal in Boone County, too, more recently.. maybe 2008?

I want to see a btw/gwt hybrid... now those can be awesome!
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This gallery has several shots of the bwt/gwt hybrid at Brazos Bend this year... check it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1828103...th/6789189148/
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Saw a Cinnamon/Bluewing teal cross in Story County some time back - now that was a cool bird! Had the red flanks of the CT but the white crecent and hip patch of the BWT. Gorgeous. He was by himself on the small ponds near the west peterson pits entrance.... I want to say I saw a Cinnamon teal in Boone County, too, more recently.. maybe 2008?

I want to see a btw/gwt hybrid... now those can be awesome!
No kiddin? Thats awesome! What were ya doing down at the Pits lol not a safe place to be these days
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No kiddin? Thats awesome! What were ya doing down at the Pits lol not a safe place to be these days
Looking for birds I can't remember what the circumstances were, but I did have my scope on me and the bird was super cooperative for some long looks. Had a couple friends that came out to see him, too. What happened to the pits? I used to spend quite a bit of time down there - either on my horse or hanging out on the beach.
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Nothing too crazy. Never shot much for divers in IA but being in SD now we've already got 10 cans on the board this year. I hadn't even seen that many while hunting in IA in the past. Got some pics of a leusistic canada a few years back and shot this GWT with a white ring around its neck a couple weeks ago. I've got a few buddies that have shot scoter and oldsquaw in both IA and SD.





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