Friday 1 March 2024

American Wigeon

I took the hound for her morning walk. Wandered to The Shunan. I had brought my scope and the birding camera/lens combo with me, I don't always. A lot of wigeon again, this time grazing in the field up the slope. Scan, drake wigeon with a nice white blaze on the forehead. Suspicions aroused, check to see if it could be a hybrid. Not a hybrid, nice drake American Wigeon, patch tick, nice. Hound bored.

They all flew down on to the water after a bit.

I have had one before on the 3km patch, but this is the first on the home, 1km patch. Unfortunately not visible from the house or garden. (Well, I might try from the bedroom window tomorrow...)

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