|"Storm Wigeon." American Wigeon variant. Escondido, California. December 12, 2016. Greg Gillson.|
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Another Storm Wigeon
A very few male American Wigeons have pure white head, rather than speckled gray-brown. The green eye patch is really striking against the white. My post on Storm Wigeon from 3 years ago is actually the most popular post in my entire blog--I assume as much from duck hunters as birders, because the hunters are usually aware of the term, but birders are less aware of this rare individual variation.