Barrow's goldeneye

From: Tom Wurster, Eliot and Carolyn Gann
Date: 1/7/01
Time: 5:46:02 PM
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Tom Wurster and Eliot and Carolyn Gann saw the female Barrow's goldeneye for 30 minutes today. It was across from the boatramp area a mile in from the Pleasant Valley dam. The bill appeared stubbier than the female Common goldeneyes nearby, and was a "schoolbus" orange-yellow in color darker at the base and with a dark nail at the tip of the upper mandible. There were 12 total species of waterfowl in that general area, including Common loon and Canada geese.

Further west we counted 20 Common snipe feeding on the mudflat on the north side of the reservoir.