[Tweeters] Mystery duck in Tacoma off Ruston Way

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Sat Nov 21 08:51:33 PST 2015

Good suggestion, Doug— but are you sure that it could not have been a Barrow’s Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser?? I think we are agreed that there is Hooded Merganser in there somewhere.

All the best,

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Doug Schonewald
Sent: November-21-15 6:38 AM
To: Birder1944 at aol.com
Cc: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Mystery duck in Tacoma off Ruston Way

This one is likely a common goldeneye/hooded merganser.

--- Birder1944 at aol.com wrote:

From: Birder1944 at aol.com
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Mystery duck in Tacoma off Ruston Way
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:48:17 -0500

Today I stopped in Tacoma on my way south to look for the female King Eider, which I did find. While I was there I saw another duck, though, and it has me stumped. Here is a link to a page that shows a couple of pictures of it.


I'm thinking it must be a hybrid of one of the goldeneye species. Any ideas?

Barry Brugman


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