Date: 12/30/17 5:07 pm
From: James Pike <jimpike444...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] backbay watefowl
A juvenile Snow Goose was near the intersection of San Joaquin Hills Road
and Backbay Drive this afternoon. Of greater interest at the same location
was a teal that looked appropriate for an immature male Eurasian
Green-winged Teal. It lacks the white vertical stripe on the anterior
flanks that is found on male Green-wingeds. However, it also lacks the
white horizontal scapular stripe that is typical of Eurasian males, given
that it has yet to complete its preformative molt and still has brown
juvenile feathers on its upper flanks. It does have the coarser
black-and-white barring on the flanks that is common to Eurasian, as well
as the subtly different facial pattern.

I'll post photos after the glorious Badgers victory over the nefarious
Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl.

Jim Pike

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