[Tweeters] Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye hybrid, Nisqually NWR

Shep Thorp shepthorp at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 11:11:32 PST 2016


Hi Tweets,

Russ Smith spotted an odd duck on Phil Kelly's Wednesday Walk at Nisqually
NWR yesterday in Shannon Slough visible from the Nisqually Estuary Trail
and Observation Tower at the beginning of the Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk
Trail.

We think it's a BUFFLEHEAD X COMMON GOLDENEYE hybrid, here are the distant
digiscope photographs.

https://flic.kr/p/DMQyBw

Interestingly, we may have seen this bird two years ago February 5th, 2014,
and we have photos submitted on our eBird report from that time.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16804706

Bob Boekelheide mentioned to me two years ago that they had a similar
looking bird near Sequim many years ago.

Happy birding,
Shep



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Shep Thorp
Browns Point
253-370-3742
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