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Eurasian Wigeon

Mareca penelope


A Eurasian Wigeon (copper colored head) swimming with American Wigeons. From what I have read, the Eurasian Wigeons that occasionally visit North America (rare occasion in Virginia) are likely from eastern Siberia and Iceland.


Lake Ballard at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Surrounded by riparian forest. Tidal creek nearby .

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Melissa Biehl
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Melissa Biehl

Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Dec 29, 2018
Submitted on Jan 13, 2019

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