Two male Masked Ducks were in view simultaneously on Saturday June 23,
between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m in Pembroke Pines, at the mitigation wetlands
adjacent to the Broward County SW Regional Library on Sheridan Street.  The
male with the bright
blue bill was about 25 yards in front of the T-intersection of the T-shaped
boardwalk (look straight out, or east, from the T-intersection).   It was
actively diving and resurfacing.   The second Masked Duck was stationary, and
was about 20 yards beyond the boardwalk's southern terminus.   (Go to the
T-intersection, turn right, and go all the way to the end).   The duck was
resting in a fairly open spot.

(Joe and Pam from Palatka, south of Jacksonville, had made a long drive to
look for the duck.   All of us were excited to see not one but two of the

Also present were several Purple Swamphens, at least two least bitterns, two
purple gallinules, coots, pied-billed grebes, and many moorhens.

Doug Santoni
Coconut Grove, FL

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