[CT Birds] Simsbury Goldeneye

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 18 14:45:58 EST 2017


For what it's worth, Common Goldeneye X Hooded Merganser is a rare but well-documented hybrid illustrated in the classic "The Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America," by F.H. Kortright (first published in 1942). I'm pretty sure CT has a record (or maybe it was when I lived in NJ).
Greg HanisekWaterbury 

    On Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:55 PM, Shirley Beach via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
 

 The male Common Goldeneye which I reported at Tariffville Park three weeks ago was still there this morning, keeping company with a pair of Hooded Mergansers.  The female merganser appeared to be smitten by the goldeneye, keeping quite close to him with her crest extended.  The male merganser seemed to be out-of-sorts for some reason.

Doug Beach
Simsbury



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