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 Post subject: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Flats
PostPosted: Mar 31 4:31 pm 
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1st seen March 22nd
Seen again today March 31st

ImageCropped Record Shot :: Eurasian Green-winged Teal by Jody Wells, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Mar 31 4:49 pm 
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Excellent eyes to pick out this particular bird, Jody, but this teal looks more like a Green-winged X Eurasian Teal hybrid; due to the white vertical bar below the head on the flank of the bird. The facial pattern is also intermediate between the two sub-species. A great bird nonetheless! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Mar 31 5:22 pm 
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Great bird!

Logan, I think the white vertical bar you're seeing might be a plant stalk in front of the bird. It's hard to tell though. I personally think this bird could be a Eurasian-Green-Winged. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Mar 31 5:29 pm 
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Hi Logan
Thanks for your comments and interest.
i know it looks like a vertical partial stripe but if you look more closely you will see its a broken piece of dead grass which looks like a remnant vertical stripe.

There are subsequent/different record shots in ebird which confirm there is no vertical striping whatsover

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28485980
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28624943

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Mar 31 5:36 pm 
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Also...my bad
i should/could have mentioned i saw very well on several occasions in scope to confirm no vertical stripe.
Photo doc. is not always as apparent as viewing...especially at scope distance, and with heat haze now that we are having spring sunny days.
Again thx for comments.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Feb 15 12:52 pm 
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Howdy..
Last March 2017 i noticed a Eurasian Green Winged Teal (aka Common Teal) at Red Barn / Tod Creek flats

I saw one past 2 days there...
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42754284
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42742283


Comparison/Record shots below
as well as a short vid.doc. on my Flickr

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ImageHTT :: Happy Twosday Tuesday by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImageAlternate Plumage Study by Jody Wells, on Flickr


ImageHTT :: Happy Tuesday Twosday by Jody Wells, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Feb 15 1:16 pm 
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great to see them both together, thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Eurasian Green Winged Teal continues at Red Barn/Tod Fla
PostPosted: Feb 15 4:39 pm 
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Thanks for sharing Jody,

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