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American Wigeons – Winter at Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA

American Wigeons at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington

American Wigeons at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington

During a winter excursion, I visited Point Defiance Park in Tacoma WA.  It was a warm January and the American Wigeons were sunbathing on the grass near the duck pond (near the entrance, on the left side, in the bowl shaped valley).   I counted and the flock numbered at least 150.  There were also some European Wigeons and maybe even a few Eurasian x American Wigeon Hybrids.   Also, some were swimming in the pond, along with Mallard Ducks.

American Wigeons Take Flight

American Wigeons Take Flight

 

American Wigeons Cross Paths

American Wigeons Cross Paths  (Left: Female, Right: Male)