Re: Eurasian (Common) Teal, Richmond Bay Trail
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About 17 years ago, I had a drake -hen pair at Albany mudflats, which I spent a lot of time with to get footage showing the field marks of the female Eurasian (Common) Green-winged Teal. The first couple days, she consorted with American males, but then I noticed her interest in the Eurasian drake, and then finally got her preening, I think the speculum area was the important field mark, if memory serves. Confirming her took more time than most birders would want to spend on just this, but I was interested. Point here is to know the field marks for the hen Eurasians and watch for it. No reason the hens shouldn't be as common as the drakes here, or am I wrong? -Ken Archambault, Birmingham, Alabama
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 08:08:27 PM CST, Sharon Jue <sljue1@...> wrote:
"Getting away with" calling it Eurasian might depend on the reviewer - I was corrected on a very, very similar looking bird at the same location in 2017 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S35673607). This has been a very fun winter for odd ducks.
Any report on the oil spill cleanup progress? I read somewhere that it had been contained and was no longer spreading. I hope that is true!
On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 5:59 PM Alexander Henry <awhenry@...> wrote:
There was a Common Teal at Albany Mudflats earlier in the winter, which I haven’t seen in a while. I wonder if that could be the same bird?