[Tweeters] Re: Kitsap Lake Tufted Duck YES

amy schillinger schillingera at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 11 09:35:08 PDT 2014


Jason,

Several of us on the WOS chase trip watched the duck for about 30 minutes yesterday, March 10th. When first observed, it was diving and feeding for quite a long time and if the duck was positioned just right before a dive we could see a piece of the 'tuft' fluff out just before it went under. Partial 'tuft' could also be seen several times as it preened above the water as well. Very black back and great side by side comparisons with the Scaup.

Cheers,

Amy Schillinger-Powell
Renton, WA
schillingera at hotmail.com

Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:20:46 -0700
From: jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Kitsap Lake Tufted Duck YES

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 HernandezBremerton (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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HI ALL:
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.


sincerely
--

Ian Paulsen
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
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