Wednesday, March 17, 2010

American Wigeon

Having done most of my birding as a grade-schooler in rural Minnesota, I find that there are a fair number of birds here in Oregon that I have never seen before in person. This American Wigeon is one such bird. I got several pictures of males like the one in this image, but no females. I assume there may have been some, but I wasn't aware of them. Female ducks tend to be plainer looking than their male counter parts and attack less attention (Hmmm, maybe that's intentional). Now that I know what the female looks like, next time I'm at the Rhododendron Garden, I'll be looking for one.

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