Date: 3/19/17 9:53 am
From: Keith Dickey <keith.dickey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Sewalls Falls - Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes, a Possible Hybrid, a Bufflehead and more
David Lipsy was kind enough to look at the photo of the drake that I
thought might be a hybrid and he is pretty confident it is a pure Common
Goldeneye. Apologies from this over-enthusiastic novice!

On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 11:43:21 AM UTC-4, Keith Dickey wrote:
>
> Walking along Merrimack River south of Sewalls Falls yesterday afternoon,
> I was able to observe and get photos of a large flock (30-40) of Common
> Goldeneyes that also included among them 1 Bufflehead, at least 1 pair of
> Barrow's Goldeneyes (drake and hen), and one possible Barrow's x Common
> Goldeneye Hybrid drake (darker purple head and flatter head contour of a
> Barrow's and white patch on the face that is intermediate between the oval
> of a Common and crescent of a Barrow's, but lacking the black spur on the
> shoulder of a Barrow's). If interested I can send a photo.
>
> Further upstream, a pair of Common Mergansers were fishing and sunning
> themselves on the river rocks, and a pair of Ring-necked Ducks were making
> their way upstream close to shore.
>
> Keith Dickey
> Concord, NH
>

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