[Tweeters] Little Pintail

Carl Haynie hayncarl at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 08:41:05 PDT 2021

I've added an additional photo to this checklist here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S95252810 that shows a really pale underwing
that I don't think is duplicated in Eaton's, but I may be wrong. I should
have also mentioned in my post that the ducks here are fed regularly by
someone and are very approachable. A green-winged teal was quite tame a
week ago or so here. Finally, someone has dumped some odd waterfowl off
here as evidenced by 3 domestic geese (down from 5 birds) that are hanging
around for handouts.


On Fri, Oct 1, 2021 at 5:53 AM Carl Haynie <hayncarl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Larry,


> It is quite tame, but I don’t see in our bird the internal rufous markings

> on darker scapular feathers that Eaton’s [Sourhern] Pintail seems to show

> in photos I’ve looked at (small sample). I believe the speculum differs as

> well.


> Carl Haynie

> Sammamish


> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM Larry Schwitters <leschwitters at me.com>

> wrote:


>> There's a very tame dabbling duck at the main beach of Lake Sammamish

>> State Park that has the plumage of a female Northern Pintail but is

>> significantly smaller than the Mallards it’s hanging with. Small enough to

>> make it not a Northern Pintail. There’s a Southern Pintail that's the right

>> size?


>> Couldn’t be. Could it?


>> Larry Schwitters

>> Issaquah

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