[Tweeters] Magnuson park-Blue-winged Teal

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Mon Feb 27 18:23:01 PST 2017

Isn't there a better chance that it is a Barrow's Goldeneye with a crescent between eye and bill? When I first read the post that is what I was expecting.

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On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Scott Ramos<lsr at ramoslink.info> wrote: That would in fact be quite an unusual sighting. According to eBird, there has been only a single Blue-winged Teal observed in the entire Puget Sound area between December and March: at the end of March last year in Mill Creek. At Magnuson Park, again on eBird, there have been only a dozen reports in the last 6 years and all of them in May or early June.
Scott RamosSeattle

On Feb 27, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Wayne Palsson <wpalsson at gmail.com> wrote:
I have been birding Magnuson Park a couple of times per week for the past 4 years. Blue-wings are rather uncommon--I've seen one and another birder I know has seen one.  The park checklist (now many years old) has them at one or two records, so sounds like you were pretty lucky!
There was a Say's Phoebe in the park last Friday (2/24), the second one I've seen in the park.
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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:10:00 -0800
From: Margaret Sandelin <msand47 at earthlink.net>
Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson park
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As a tyro birder I went to Magnuson park last Wednesday to look for the
Cedar Waxwings as I have not seen them before, but it turned out to
cloud over with a cold wind off the lake and I did not dress warmly
enough and did not have a hat.  I parked at the south end by the boat
ramp.  Only a couple crows inland but several birds on the water -
without my book could ID mallards of course and a male Bufflehead.  But
saw a distinctively marked fowl I did not know with a white crescent
behind the bill and in front of its eyes  making me pull my book out of
my backpack and IDed a male Blue-winged Teal. Don't know if he was an
unusual or common visitor but thought I would mention it.  Walking back
to my car saw one of the crows on the ground working on a rat carcass.
Margaret Sandelin
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