Sunday, February 23, 2020
Just Ducky: Couple of Eurasian Wigeon's
Yesterday, I ran across a few dozen of them. They got spooked and flew away.
In-flight, it seemed like they may have been some sort of geese.
My internet searches turned up nothing helpful so, I started asking friends.
There's even a helpful group in Holland (on Facebook) I sent photos to for ID.
Out in the wetlands again today, I shot a few hundred more photos.
My contacts came through and, I did some more internet searching. Here's what we've got:
Latin Name: Mareca penelope
Common Name: Eurasian Wigeon
Japanese: ユーラシアヒヒ (Yūrashiahihi)
The photo was taken this morning around 9 AM. It was a long, exhausting day.
For now let's just say, "The bird with the redhead is the guy."
Learn more about these birds at All About Birds.