Date: 2/6/19 7:06 am From: <badgerboy...> Subject: Goldeneyes continue Wilkes-flock swells to 8
The Goldeneyes at Woodfield ponds in Wilkes continued yesterday with the flock swelling to 8 birds, one of which was a first year male. Striking was the large size difference between the one male and the 7 females--it seemed, in the field, through the scope, to be about 25% longer with an even larger difference in overall bulk.
Also striking was the very well-defined small yellow tip on the end of each female's bill, set off against the dark black of the rest of the bill. This contrasted well with the male's all dark bill.