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Checklist S44530901

 
Location
Cedar Point NWR (restricted access), Lucas County, Ohio, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Tom Kemp
Comments:
refuge census with E. Tramer; my personal list
Species
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Drake; bright rusty head, creamy forehead, grayish sides and back. The wigeon was 75-100 yards distant in a shallow water impoundment. Good light, with bird in SW and sun in SE. Observed about 1130 AM for less than a minute. First found with binoculars then viewed through 20X scope. Description: A medium sized duck; outstanding feature was bright rufous head with cream colored forehead; sides and back grayish. The bird flushed and flew to the east; by the time I got by binoculars on it, it was in poor light and nothing more than a silhouette, so any description of flight plumage is nil. The only duck species that come remotely close to resembling this species are Redhead and Canvasback. These birds are shaped completely different and side and back coloration is different. Other ducks in the pond were Gadwall, Blue-winged teal, Mallard, Ring-necked duck, Lesser scaup, and Bufflehead. A few American wigeon were in the pond just across the dike. We have no photos but what was likely the same bird was photographed by Kim Warner just south of the refuge about a week previously.

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Yes