BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

AMERICAN WIGEONS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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The first photograph was taken late last Fall as the wigeons were migrating south. They remained at the lake until the first frost and returned briefly in the Spring before heading to their northern breeding grounds. When I set out earlier in the week I was hoping to see them once again and luckily I spotted this second pair. Their colouring is less striking than last year’s couple (post-breeding stage). As the season begins to wind down the wigeons are the most welcome of visitors.

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27 thoughts on “AMERICAN WIGEONS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. What a fabulous pair! Awesome images you have here!

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  2. Such beautiful coloring – I wish we had more ducks around here, but the water is more streams than ponds.

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  3. These photos really ‘quack-me-up’….

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  4. Beautiful images …
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  5. I”ve never seen a wigeon. Lovely shots!

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  6. Lovely to see this comparison, Belinda. Wonderful photos!

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  7. I don’t think we have them here in California

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  8. We have lots of widgeons on Vancouver Island but the farmers don’t like to see them. Widgeons love a newly seeded field. They are like lawnmowers clipping the “grass.” But I love seeing them. They have beautiful plumage at breeding time (nuptual plumage). Your shots of them at different times shows the change in plumage very well.

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  9. It looks like the drake in your first shot it really enjoying his snack–his eyes seem to be half-closed with pleasure!

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  10. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them,, thanks

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  11. We have Wigeons here but I don’t see them very often. Wonderful photos!

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