Date: 7/10/19 5:01 pm
From: Ira Sanders <zroadrunner14...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Wood pewee and hybrid duck
Marcia,
Bird #1 looks like a juv. Rough-winged Swallow and the merganser looks like
a 1st spring male Hooded Merg. (See Sibley)
Ira Sanders

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:33 PM Marcia Wade - Lafayette, Boulder County <
<marciaewade...> wrote:

> Saw this little guy (pic 1) at Hecla Lake near dusk on July 9, and altho I
> cannot see white bars on its wings, I believe it is a wood pewee. Also at
> Hecla there is a duck (pic #2 below) that I believe may be a hybrid of
> hooded merganser and wood duck or mallard. Anyone agree? At first I thought
> it was a female common merganser, but they don't have bright yellow eyes.
> There's a wood duck that appears to have mated with hood merganser – they
> are always together - and I thought they were the parents. However, this
> hybrid swims between a male mallard and a female who also appears to be a
> hybrid (pic 3), so I have to assume they are the parents. There is another
> strange looking bird at the pond that looked at first glance to be a wood
> duck, but it's somewhat off (pic too bad to post). Two other birders looked
> it up one night and decided was a juvenile wood duck. However, there have
> been no wood ducklings observed out there this year, so I thought perhaps a
> brood of hybrids could contain several different looking offspring in one
> brood, and that these two birds may be from the same brood. Is that a
> possibility?
>
>
> [image: pewee maybe.JPG]
>
> [image: yellow eyed merganser.JPG][image: hybrid with mallards.JPG]
>
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