Partial Albino Bufflehead @ Bishop Sewer Ponds

From: John Finkbeiner
Date: 6/6/00
Time: 8:37:00 PM
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This morning an Albino Bufflehead was seen in the southeastern pond. The bird was basically a dull white, with a little bit of brown color around the base of the bill and on the cheeks. The bill was black but with good light I could see some reddish orange around the tip and sides of the bill. The eyes were dull yellow and the feet were orange. The bird put it's wings up and I could see gray on the back and tail and the wings showed white patch on the secondary. The shape was a Bufflehead shape and was quite small in comparison to the other ducks, about the size of a Ruddy Duck.