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American Wigeons @ the CF

IMG_5091These ducks created a tiny stir at the Celery Farm yesterday at lunchtime.

They were very far out, and one of the birders thought two of them might be Eurasian Wigeon drakes.

I went and got my spotting scope and everyone agreed they were indeed American Wigeons. 

I also brought my 400mm lens. Distant pic above is greatly cropped.

And yes, the dude on the left is a Gadwall. Green-winged Teal and a Wood Duck or two were also on the lake.  Complete list follows.

Celery Farm, Bergen, New Jersey, US
Oct 11, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Report of Eurasian wigeon proved negative once I got my scope...
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 
Wood Duck 
American Wigeon 
Green-winged Teal 
Great Blue Heron 
Great Egret 
Turkey Vulture 
Accipiter sp.  (Distant)
Red-shouldered Hawk   (heard)
Mourning Dove 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Downy Woodpecker 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Carolina Wren 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 
American Robin 
Song Sparrow 
Northern Cardinal 
Common Grackle 
American Goldfinch 
House Sparrow 

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