[Tweeters] Re: Kitsap Lake Tufted Duck YES

Jason Hernandez jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 10 20:20:46 PDT 2014

I saw it Sunday, too, thanks to some other birders with scopes.  However, one of those other birders was a bit skeptical; he was trying to make sure it really was a tufted, and not a ring-necked duck (he criticized what he called "zebra hunting," i.e. figuratively wondering whether the horse you hear clopping along outside might actually be a zebra).  It is true I did not see a tuft; but the flanks did appear pure white to me, not two-toned gray and white like a field-guide ring-necked.  Still, before I record the sighting definitively, I would like verification by other observers of definitive field marks one way or the other.

Jason Hernandez
Bremerton (why does it matter, since I already said where the sighting was?)

Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:41:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ian Paulsen <birdbooker at zipcon.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] Kitsap Lake Tufted Duck YES
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  I had the male Tufted Duck at Kitsap Lake around 11:30am today. It was on
the east side of lake as viewed from Kitsap Lake Park.


Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

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