Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Common Teal and Common x Green-winged Teal hybrid

March 6--This afternoon Peter Lawrence found a drake COMMON TEAL at Burnaby Lake. He also had a few Tree Swallows. So, naturally Jess Findlay and I drove down a little later to check things out (we're only a couple kms away). Unfortunately the swallows had either moved on or gone to roost somewhere but the drake COMMON TEAL was evident just off of Piper Spit. Soon after spotting him we realized there was also a HYBRID GW x Common in the same area.

[Below: Hybrid Teal (Note horizontal and vertical white stripes)]
[Below: Common Teal (Note broad horizontal bar and facial markings]
Looking east toward Golden Ears

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