Date: 12/30/18 6:01 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.F.: Mandarin Ducks
First Of Forever sighting-continuing:
Sunday, Dec. 30th, 2018, Marmet Locks and Dam
Mandarin Duck (1M/1F).
Continuing sighting from yesterday.
The female has a thick red band on her left leg.
No band was observed on the male.
Birds were first observed on Christmas Eve by non-eBird fisherman.
They don’t seem particularly bothered by human presence.
Up to seven observers were about 60-yards away.
All observers are usually in plain sight of the birds.
The fisherman stated he fished fairly near the birds without bothering them.
All sightings are from the Belle side of the river.

Four photos on the 10:00 observation:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51103718 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51103718>

Six photos on the 13:27 observation:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51104336 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51104336>

Happy New Year,
Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 
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