After goinig down and see David Wright's Wigeon at Red Wharf Bay it inspired me to look more closely at Wigeon! His bird was showing well still on Saturday from the Benllech end/Ship car park area. It was just like a Eurasian Wigeon but with the biggest green flash behind the eye I have ever seen. Plus a pale golden wash to the face. I then saw an American Wigeon in Lancashire the following day, plus some captive specimens at Martin Mere, then had a little surprise whilst looking at some Wigeon photos I took at Porthmadog two weeks ago.
|Red Warf Bay Wigeon on Saturday|
|Single American Wigeon at Marshide (Lancs) on Sunday|
|Wigeon,, Martin Mere on Sunday. Tiny bit of green behind the eye.|
|Chiloe Wigeon (the South American Wigeon, MM Saturday).|
|American Wigeon, MM Captive, Sunday.|
|Red Wharf Bay Wigeon, Saturday|
|Marshside American Wigeon.|
|Am. Wigeon Captive, Sunday MM.|
|Eurasian Wigeon, MM Sunday, wild.|
|Same as above, some green and quite a speckled face.|
|Wigeon, Porthmadog, two weeks ago.|
|More Porthmadog Wigeon.|
|I took this two weeks ago at Llyn Bach Porthmadog and only|
looked at it today as I wanted to check how many
Eurasian Wigeon have a green flash behind the eye,
then I saw the other Hybrid!!
|Spot the difference!|
|Presumably the same duck seen at Llyn Bach, Porthmadog on the |
24th Feb 2013 by Rob Sandham that we thought was a
Wigeon x Gadwall Hybrid.
|Presumably the same bird. Photo taken by Rob Sandham Feb 2013|
Note, the same bill pattern.
|RWB Saturday Wigeon|
|(Eu, Wigeon x Am. Wigeon) x Eu. Wigeon|
Looks like the RWB Bird.
|Assorted American x Eurasian Wigeon Hybrids|