[Tweeters] Re: Mystery duck in Tacoma off Ruston Way Date: Sat Nov 21 2015

John Riegsecker jriegsecker at pobox.com
Sat Nov 21 17:55:58 PST 2015

Last year Christopher Clark reported an an odd bird off Ruston Way:


If you click on the link to his photos you will have to scroll down a
ways to find them. He later posted a conclusion after apparently
talking with folks that it was a Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser cross.


Looking at the photos, particularly the eyes, it could have been a
juvenile. Could this be the same bird in adult plumage?

> 10:52 am From: contopus AT telus.net



> 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.

John Riegsecker

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