[Tweeters] Lake Ballinger wigeons 12-9-13

Kelly McAllister mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Tue Dec 10 16:30:40 PST 2013

I wouldn't hesitate to call both of those birds pure Eurasian Wigeons.

Kelly McAllister

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:13 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Lake Ballinger wigeons 12-9-13

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

Scroll down page 56 for photos and narrative:


Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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