Posted by: atowhee | November 7, 2020


I was birding Fairview Wetlands with the dog this morning. We did not stay long because the cold and drizzle drove us back inside. On the usual log rest area, there were ducks as ever. Then a flash of blue caught my eye–I’m colorblind but I do see blue clearly. Studying the size, feathers on the back, spots on the rump, I will aver this is a female Cinnamon Teal.

Male green-wing floating and preening.

Fairview Wetlands, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 7, 2020
14 species

Cackling Goose  6     fly over
Cinnamon Teal  1–first sighting at this location
Northern Shoveler  20
Mallard  25
Green-winged Teal  15
American Coot  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  X
Golden-crowned Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  8
Red-winged Blackbird  25

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