There must have been either a fight between two males or the flicker was being attacker and only lost a few feathers.
not quite a black duck but one of two black duck mallard hybrids i saw
can anyone identify if one of the goose is a different subspecies (it was smaller, less white on head, contrast between light and dark on back was greater)
Two on a rock in the middle of Thoreau Lake
I know this observation won't be believed!