Post by murraybrown on Mar 8, 2020 15:42:06 GMT -8
Around 3:00 this afternoon I finally spotted a male Eurasian or Common Teal in the Cheam Slough where it is crossed by Tuyttens Road in Agassiz. I say finally because I have been looking for one ever since I moved here several years ago. Any time I see a flock of teal I quickly check to see if I can find one with the horizontal white bar instead of the curved vertical one. I have seen them before in the Delta region and even found an American X Eurasian hybrid in Boundary Bay one time which exhibited both the vertical and horizontal bars. Needless to say I grabbed the camera but by the time I could get a shot he was gone! Hopefully someone can get a shot of him when he returns.
Seems we've had some tourists in the area! We saw the Eur. Widgeon earlier in the day. I got a couple of blurry photos thru the window before the ducks got spooked by walkers. Had a look this morning, at both the slough at Tuyttens rd. and along Cutler rd. Lots of Widgeons and a few GW Teals, but no luck on either the Eurasian visitors. Will check again later.
Post by murraybrown on Mar 9, 2020 11:49:00 GMT -8
Kevin, I didn't realize you had a EUWI there as well. I was down looking unsuccessfully for the teal this morning but all the ducks seemed pretty spooky maybe as a result of the tourists you saw. Incidentally, while there I counted 10 Tree Swallows which weren't there yesterday. Must have arrived overnight or very early this morning.