American wigeon, like this breeding pair photographed earlier in the year on Hat Creek near Baum Lake (Shasta County CA), are permanent residents in our area. The white crown on the non-eclipse male gives it the common name baldpate. American … Continue reading
American wigeon (Anas americana) females, males in eclipse (non breeding) and juveniles, to me, generally appear grey brown. Their flanks and breasts in the right light may have an orange or pinkish tinge. However, I usually think of wigeons as … Continue reading
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Leonard and I took advantage of a cloudless day to go to Baum Lake (Shasta County CA). Birds are beginning their spring migrations and the number of bird species are increasing. The American wigeon (Anas americana) breeds in the … Continue reading