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 Post subject: Tufted Duck in Richmond
PostPosted: Jan 11 4:30 pm 
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A male Tufted Duck was found today in the SW pond by Paul Clapham at Iona in Richmond.


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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
PostPosted: Jan 11 10:54 pm 
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I'm glad he's back!

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
PostPosted: Jan 11 11:57 pm 
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YES! I am so glad to hear that our favorite Tufted Duck has returned! Seeing him in all his handsome splendor last February with my dad remains one of the highlights of my birding career; even if my photos were laughable, my views were good, and I will never forget the experience of watching my first Code 3 bird, swimming around in a smelly, wonderful sewage pond in Richmond, BC. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Daniele Mitchell is currently viewing the Tufted Duck roosting on the island in the NW inner pond at Iona!


Thanks for sharing that special experience you shared here with the Tufted Duck and your dad Josh!

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Wayne Diakow had the Tufted Duck on the NW inner pond island at 10 am.


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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Mike Tabak had the Tufted Duck today at the NW inner pond at 1pm.

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Here is a lovely photo Mike Tabak got of the Tufted Duck today!

I just love that tuft!!


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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Here is Al Berto's stunning image of the Tufted Duck taken today in the NW inner pond.

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Tufted Duck continues at NW pond

Peter Candido found 7 Western Meadowlarks at the base of the south jetty and 6 Canvasbacks at the bay near the sewage plant.

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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I relocated the Tufted Duck without a scope at 1:30 pm today at the NE inner pond swimming with his head tucked in.

The canvasbacks Peter Candido found this morning were still in the bay at the base near the sewage plant and two kestrels along Ferguson Rd airport fence and a Roughie.

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Here is Peter Candido's gorgeous shot of the Tufted Duck as he found it this morning on the island at the NW inner pond.


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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Tufted duck still at nw inner ponds and was associating with pintails around 11 am.

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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The Tufted Duck is currently present in the NW inner pond, grooming itself among the scaup. 6 Canvasbacks were also out on the bay as you approach the base of the South Jetty.

Nice of the rain to stop!

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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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The male tufted duck was in the SW inner pond at around 14:00 today.

Guy L. Monty
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 Post subject: Re: Tufted Duck in Richmond
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Neill Vanhinsberg had the Tufted Duck in the NW pond at Iona today.

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