Date: 12/29/18 9:01 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.F. Marmet Locks: Mandarin Duck
First Of Forever sighting (;>)
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:50 PM, Marmet Locks.
Mandarin Duck (1M/1F)
See photos on checklist.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51063765 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51063765>

I had a hybrid Wood/Mandarin Duck some time ago about 3-miles from this sighting. Maybe there's something going on we don't understand? Two weird sighting fairly close together?
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S25259218 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S25259218?fbclid=IwAR0sGdqHbI3z4hegjiWTNhZNsep80bQN3owqEj3Ap5wx61cVi0v8-IpXlv0>

Also, look at this female with a bunch of ducklings at the Marmet Locks. I labeled as a Wood Duck but doesn't it look strange for a Wood Duck? I just "assumed" it was a normal aberration but could it have been a Wood/Mandarin hybrid?
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S29851605 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S29851605>

As always, comments appreciated!

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 
Join us on Facebook!