[Tweeters] Lake Ballinger wigeons 12-9-13
billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 9 22:12:58 PST 2013
As I drove past Mountlake Terrace's new Lake Ballinger Park (the former
Lake Ballinger public golf course) around noon on Monday (12/9), I noticed a large flock of wigeons grazing in the grass near the street. I dropped my son off at tennis and returned to photograph the flock.
The birds all appeared to be American wigeons, but a local birder told
me with a flock that large, look for the occasional Eurasian
wigeon as well.
I did see one bird which was either a Eurasian wigeon or an American x Eurasian hybrid, similar to the one which has been seen at the Edmonds marsh.
Scroll down page 56 for photos and narrative:
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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