Date: 3/7/17 10:26 am From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...> Subject: [obol] Smew reportedly seen at Finley NWR on March 1st
Last night I received a second-hand report of a SMEW that was seen at McFadden Marsh on Finley National Wildlife Refuge on March 1st.
No further details at this time, except to say that the observer is highly credible as a waterfowl observer.
Good birding, Joel
P.S. Just to chime in on the swan that Evan Centanni photographed at Ankeny NWR on Sunday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34999285 I concur that this is a Tundra Swan. In addition to the points mentioned by Alan C., the evenly rounded back and neck proportions also support the identification as a Tundra Swan. This looks a lot like the bird that John Sullivan photographed a week or so ago.