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American Wigeon Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: American Wigeons are pretty common migrants through my part of the state. I see them every spring. But yet as I make this page, I realize I don't have any (good) photos of the species from within South Dakota! They are one of the more shy waterfowl species here. Interestingly though on a trip to Alaska, they were quite tame and foraging near the shoreline of a small lake near Anchorage, Alaska. This is a surprisingly common phenomena, with a species that's shy here acting much differently in other parts of the country. The photo below is probably my favorite as it shows both the male and female.

American Wigeon - Mareca americana

American Wigeon 1 - Mareca americana American Wigeon 2 - Mareca americana American Wigeon 3 - Mareca americana American Wigeon 4 - Mareca americana 

American Wigeon 1 (Male)

May 15th, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

American Wigeon 2 (Female)

May 15th, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

American Wigeon 3 (Male)

May 15th, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

American Wigeon 4 (Male and Female)

May 15th, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
       
       

Click here for the species description page for the American Wigeon.


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