I just got this email from Jeremiah Trimble who ID'ed Ian and Ron's
red-headed duck as a Common Pochard.
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Subject: Common Pochard at Champlain Bridge
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:28:55 -0500
From: Jeremiah Trimble <[log in to unmask]>
To: Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]>
CC: Allan Strong <[log in to unmask]>, Chris Rimmer
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Happy New Year!
I need to follow up on the storm-petrel specimen but in an immediate
matter, a redhead was reported today on Vermont birds along with a
Redhead. The "Redhead" in the image is a Common Pochard! I'm not sure
how to get the word out better than email you guys!!
On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Kent McFarland wrote:
I have the storm-petrel specimen now in our freezer. Allan said I
should just send it down to you. Can you give me address and days of
week you are definetly there so I can send overnight frozen? In the
hand it does look good (not that I'd know really, but according to
this page with some of your photos:
http://www.neseabirds.com/Birdsstormpetrelsseperating.htm). It has
black feet and webbing. The only thing that is on the small end is
total length. I think it will barely hit 7.5" when in thawed state.
Apparently on the short end. But the legs don't come even close to
extending past the tail. Anyhow, it does seem to fit band-rumped....
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