[Tweeters] Unusual looking Wood Duck
jriegsecker at pobox.com
Wed Jun 1 16:06:47 PDT 2022
I considered that, but my understanding is the "hard" parts retain the
female characteristics, hence the white eye and bill of a female. It's
not just the plumage, it is also the fact it is smaller than the other
two drakes that made me thing something more than an early molt was
On 6/1/2022 3:20 PM, Douglas Brown wrote:
> We had a similar Wood Duck in Bellingham at Scudder Pond in May 2011 and again in June 2012.
> At the time, it was determined to be a gynandromorph, showing characteristics of both male and female plumage.
> Here are some photos …..
> cheers, db in Bellingham
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