"This pond at Middle Creek WMA is the one where a Eurasian Green-winged Teal continues to be reported including multiple times today... I thought some things looked off when the bird was first reported over a month ago as a pure Eurasian Teal and I saw it because I didn't think the horizontal stripe was quite bold enough, but I went back the next day and I was more convinced it was a pure Eurasian... Well, today I photographed what again looks to be an Intergrade Green-winged Teal? What are your thoughts? Could the bird have been an intergrade to begin with and is molting to show the features more prominently? This is the only bird I saw on this pond today with a horizontal stripe, but it clearly shows a vertical stripe as well... There's always the 2 bird theory as well..."
Regards, Ted Nichols II Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)
On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 20:00 Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> wrote:
> I found the teal but what I saw was a bird that showed both the horizontal > white line just under the wings AND the vertical white lines on either side > of the breast, so what I saw was a hybrid between the two. The vertical > white lines on this bird were less bold, shorter and narrower than those on > the American Green-winged Teal but were noticeable through a scope. I saw > the bird both in and out of the water (it was preening on shore at one > point). > > Mike Fialkovich > Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County >