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 Post subject: Common Teal in Delta
PostPosted: Feb 08 1:54 am 
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Pirmin Nietlisbach et al. found a Common Teal today. The bird was seen from the taxi pull off at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (N side of Jetty). The bird was swimming to and resting on the gravel spit with a group of Green-winged Teals.

Here is a photo Pirmin got by digiscoping:

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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
PostPosted: Feb 08 11:41 am 
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Liron Gerstman relocated the Common Teal in the same spot and the Whimbrel was on the North side as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
PostPosted: Feb 08 12:40 pm 
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Great find!

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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
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Great find! I shall be out there sometime to try and spot him!


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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
PostPosted: Feb 08 2:38 pm 
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This is the same species as Green-winged Teal, just the Eurasian race, for those who care about such things.


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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
PostPosted: Feb 08 4:19 pm 
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stevej wrote:
This is the same species as Green-winged Teal, just the Eurasian race, for those who care about such things.


I think it depends who you ask- I'm pretty sure that many organizations, particularly in Europe, treat it as a different species. The AOU, which we follow to in North America, treats it as a subspecies.

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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
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Hello all! Just letting you great people know that this guy is still here. I found him yesterday at the tsawassen ferry jetty on the north side near the gravel bar.


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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
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Great to hear Camille.

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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
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Carlo Giovanella found a Common Teal today at the north side of the ferry jetty by the compensation lagoon. He was near the Whimbrel.

Mike Fung was able to get a record photo of the bird later in the day.
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 Post subject: Re: Common Teal in Delta
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Neill Vanhinsberg had the Common Teal at the compensation lagoon at the ferry jetty today.

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