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Deka

New Member
#1
I don't get many opportunities to get shots this close.


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Not my typical crop but for some reason I like it.

Deka
 
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Bill Anderson

Super Moderator
Staff member
#6
Please explain 'storm' wigeon. I'm not familiar with the term.

Deka
Rocky pioneered the term "storm wigeon" on this site. ;)
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/showthread.php?16325-quot-Storm-wigeon-quot

A "storm" wigeon is one in which the light yellow coloration that is normally found on the just the top of its head continues all the way down its face to its neck.
http://seagullsteve.blogspot.com/2014/01/rise-of-storm-wigeon.html

Compare the storm wigeon in your avatar with my photos of an ordinary American wigeon taken 12-20-17 at Sprague Pond/Mini Park in Lynnwood.
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I will now pay more attention to individual wigeons in the flocks I see this winter.
 
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Deka

New Member
#7
Thank you for the explanation Bill.
I had never paid that much attention to the head markings before.
I think I just assumed that it was the difference between sub-adult vs adult.
Now I know better. ;>)

Deka
 


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