Date: 1/13/20 9:28 pm
From: Chuq Von Rospach via Groups.Io <chuqui=<>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Los Gatos Creek Park/Oka Ponds 1/13
I get to correct myself one final (I hope) time – I said “female bufflehead” even as I looked at the email from Alvaro suggesting young/immature MALE bufflehead, the straight vs more splotchy white line being an indicator it’s a younger male.

As I said to someone else today, this is the sort of thing that makes me love birding, the crazy, complicated and subtle nuances that make what seem simple IDs a challenge. Because if it was easy, we’d get bored and go do something else instead…. (grin).

I certainly understand Buffleheads more this evening than I did this morning, hopefully by sharing and (eventually) getting it right you do, too.



Chuq Von Rospach
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Silicon Valley, California

(formerly <chuqvr...> Same me, less google)

From: "<southbaybirds...> <southbaybirds...>" <southbaybirds...> on behalf of "Chuq Von Rospach via Groups.Io" <chuqui=<>
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Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Los Gatos Creek Park/Oka Ponds 1/13

Alvaro and a couple of others suggested this was good for female bufflehead.

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