Little help IDing a duck, if you don't mind:
A friend and I shot down a pair of ducks in the Palmer Hayflats on Saturday that I thought were wigeon. It's tough this time of the year when the drakes still don't have their identifying plumage in. They both had the typical coloration of dabbling ducks, the bills were shaped like a mallard's and had dark colors on top, yellow on the sides, hook on tip of top bill. The feathers of the neck and breast have a mottled, almost mosquito-body type of pattern. Dark, almost black speculum with slight iridescence, white patches on the inside trailing edge of the wings. This is why I thought they were wigeon, but in looking at photos of wigeon, it looks like the white patches on wigeon are higher up on the wing, not on the trailing edge. Also, on the top side of the wing but above the speculum, the feathers were a deep copper color. Yellow feet.
So, any help is appreciated. I know a photo is worth a thousand words. I took one, will try to get it posted later today. Oh, and I'm looking forward to the responses saying I shouldn't duck hunt if I can't identify the ducks in the air through a fog from a mile away. That's very true. I'll stop duck hunting immediately.