This morning Jay McGowan found a beautiful breeding plumage male EURASIAN WIGEON at Stewart Park, which he reported to the text rare-bird-alert.
As of 9:30am when I left the park, it was with American Wigeons along the border between the lake water and the broad mud flat (previously under the ice shelf) which parallels the shore, near the east end of the park where we meet for field trips. When I arrived at the park an hour earlier it had been in shallow lake water but farther west, opposite the area midway between the tennis courts and the swan pond. I recommend a scope and means to keep all your optics dry. This includes sheltering lenses, drying them periodically, directly your breath firmly away from them rather than slowly exhaling so warm moist air drifts onto them, and not biking there so hurriedly that you become enveloped in your own personal cloud rising from your clothes when you arrive. It has just been reported again on the text RBA but without details of location. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --