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Old Dec 16, 2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Though fairly rare, usually a few Eurasian wigeon can be found at this location, if you are a careful observer. This one was resting only about 30 yards out in front of the viewing platform.
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He finally swam to a nearby island and found the company of some American wigeon to rest with while one drake pintail looked on.
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I didn't realize it at the time but while taking this landing shot of the drake pintail I was lucky enough to capture the Eurasian wigeon preening in the background.
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I haven't seen an Eurasian Wigeon before. Thanks for posting the pictures!
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Beautiful set Steve, we don't have that variety of ducks in New York.

Thank you for posting.

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Thanks guys,
I appreciate you taking the time to comment. The Eurasian wigeon is not common at all here either. I would say that out of the 5-10 thousand birds on the pond maybe only 25 or less are Eurasian. So, it is a real treat for the birders to find one when they visit. It is probably the most ask about bird, well maybe after eagles, when reach the platform. "Have you seen and Eurasian wigeon?"

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