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Ducks?

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Thought I'd throw this out there - does anyone know of an area that is holding ducks in the west metro? I've got my father-in-law's 5D and 70-200 F2.8 and 100-400 F4.5 lenses to use tonight and tomorrow morning. I want to try and get some mallard, woodduck, teal, or even merganser images. I've got a blind set up on my neighbor's pond but thought I'd ask if anyone knows of a park, lake, or swamp that is holding concentrations of ducks.

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Hey, I'm a stone's throw from you here in Minnetonka just west of Hopkins. My backyard is on a long pond and I just saw five Woodie drakes in a bunch. The hens are off laying or swapping recipes, whatever they do. There are Mallards and geese too. The Egrets are regulars and the Kingfishers show up quite a bit. The Piliated Woodpeckers are here but they're often shy. Lots of little birds and critters. You're welcome to use my backyard.I'm in the book.Robert Pansch, in Tonka. I'll be in and out today, so leave me a message.

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