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"Eurasian Wigeon"
Eurasian Wigeon:    Tha name "wigeon" is derived from the French word "vigeon" for "a whistling duck". In 1897, the American Ornithologists' Union called the American Wigeon the "Baldpate". In their publiction "The Auk" (Vol.XIV), they wrote: "Baldpate -- Commonly known as Zan-zan, from the noise it makes; also as Widgeon and Whistling Duck."

 
January ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Sauvie Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeons, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken January 11, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


February ... Ridgefield, Washington ...

Image, 2016, Ridgefield, Washington, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon (male) with American Wigeons, Ridgefield, Washington. Overcast and gray with drizzle. Image taken February 13, 2016. Nikon P900.
Image, 2016, Ridgefield, Washington, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon (male) with American Wigeons, Ridgefield, Washington. Overcast and gray with drizzle. Image taken February 13, 2016. Nikon P900.


November ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeon. The Eurasian Wigeon has the reddish head, the American Wigeon has the green stripe. On Rest Lake. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 23, 2008.

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December ... Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeons, female (left) and male (right), Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, gray, but no rain. Image taken December 25, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.
Image, 2010, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeons, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, gray, but no rain. Image taken December 25, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.
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Eurasian Wigeons, male, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, gray, but no rain. Image taken December 25, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.


... 2009 ...

Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, female, with male American Wigeon in foreground, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 5, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Eurasian Wigeon, female, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 5, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


December ... Vanport Wetlands, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Eurasian Wigeon, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 19, 2015. Nikon P900.



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