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 >