Saturday, 10 March 2012

Wigeon surprise

It seems every time I sit down to catch up on schoolwork and study for midterms, something more important comes up to make me abandon those plans. This time, I had just started to dig into some pathology at my sister's place in Kingston when I checked eBird and saw that a Eurasian Wigeon had been reported by Martin Roncetti at noon just north of Kingston.

I was there in 20 minutes and located the bird without much trouble. The bird was relatively close and I was able to get several IDable shots. It spent some time attempting to court a female American Wigeon, though its partner, a male American Wigeon, would have none of that.

Eurasian Wigeon - north of Kingston, ON

This was the last species of regular waterfowl I needed. The next most common waterfowl species I am missing is Common Eider.

Eurasian Wigeon - north of Kingston, ON


  1. a sweet addition! Esp. considering you were already pretty close

  2. Josh,

    That might be your most convenient "chase" of the year!