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Large bird, sits low in water, colored unmistakably as shown in summer plumage. Note sharp bill, excluding identification as a duck.
Large, artificial reservoir in an urban park near downtown Colorado Springs. Most adjacent "habitat" is urban residential. Many elm trees, pines, cottonwoods planted around the lake and lawn.
Apparently this is not an uncommon migrant species along the Front Range.
Spotted on Apr 14, 2014
Submitted on Apr 15, 2014