[Tweeters] Lake Ballinger wigeons 12-9-13

Bill Anderson 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:

http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?7934-Wildlife-of-Edmonds-WA/page56

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA


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