Hi All, Some of you like to look for hybrid birds. Just before noon, I found a wonky male mallard at Stewart Park. It was hanging around with other mallards just off the floating pier. Definitely has something other than mallard genes in it. Head is green only on a stripe from the bill, over the top of the head, to the back of the neck (more or less). Where it should be green, it was medium brown (a little lighter but even warmer than a hen mallard head). The body also was different. I took some bad pictures with my crappy phone camera. I blew one of those up and cropped it as much as I dared (until it started getting too fuzzy), and attached it to my eBird checklist. You should be able to access it via eBird from the Stewart Park hotspot lists. Even my little point and shoot camera would have been better. If you are down there, keep a look out for it. Hold onto your hat. The wind just about blew me away when I was there.
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