American Wigeon

I’ve spotted American WIgeons off and on at Magnolia’s Audubon Swamp since the middle of January. Up until today they were always at the shady end of the pond resulting in poor shots.

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Today I finally got some nice photographs of ducks in the sun as they were having an early morning swim down the side of the pond. A pretty bird even without the iridescent green head stripe, some of the males are now sporting their breeding colors.

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5 thoughts on “American Wigeon”

  1. I’ve never seen one of these…if I have I might have mistaken it for a Bufflehead as my eyes are week. That is quite the arresting flash of color.

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