[Tweeters] Magnuson park-Blue-winged Teal

Matthew Dufort matt.dufort at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 18:37:05 PST 2017


One bird that can easily be confused with Blue-winged Teal is young male
Northern Shoveler. They have a dark bluish head with a white crescent in
front of the eye.

Matt Dufort


On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 18:24 B B <birder4184 at yahoo.com> wrote:


> Isn't there a better chance that it is a Barrow's Goldeneye with a

> crescent between eye and bill? When I first read the post that is what I

> was expecting.

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> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Scott Ramos

> <lsr at ramoslink.info> wrote:

> That would in fact be quite an unusual sighting. According to eBird, there

> has been only a single Blue-winged Teal observed in the entire Puget Sound

> area between December and March: at the end of March last year in Mill

> Creek. At Magnuson Park, again on eBird, there have been only a dozen

> reports in the last 6 years and all of them in May or early June.

>

> Scott Ramos

> Seattle

>

>

> On Feb 27, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Wayne Palsson <wpalsson at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> I have been birding Magnuson Park a couple of times per week for the past

> 4 years. Blue-wings are rather uncommon--I've seen one and another birder I

> know has seen one. The park checklist (now many years old) has them at one

> or two records, so sounds like you were pretty lucky!

>

> There was a Say's Phoebe in the park last Friday (2/24), the second one

> I've seen in the park.

>

> Wayne

>

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> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:10:00 -0800

> From: Margaret Sandelin <msand47 at earthlink.net>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Magnuson park

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

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> As a tyro birder I went to Magnuson park last Wednesday to look for the

> Cedar Waxwings as I have not seen them before, but it turned out to

> cloud over with a cold wind off the lake and I did not dress warmly

> enough and did not have a hat. I parked at the south end by the boat

> ramp. Only a couple crows inland but several birds on the water -

> without my book could ID mallards of course and a male Bufflehead. But

> saw a distinctively marked fowl I did not know with a white crescent

> behind the bill and in front of its eyes making me pull my book out of

> my backpack and IDed a male Blue-winged Teal. Don't know if he was an

> unusual or common visitor but thought I would mention it. Walking back

> to my car saw one of the crows on the ground working on a rat carcass.

> Margaret Sandelin

> Seattle

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