American Wigeon at Matthews Beach

Matthews Beach is one of the best spots in Seattle to observe American wigeons. They hang out here in large flocks this time of year, grazing on the lawn and dabbling for water plants. On this trip I even saw a male Eurasian wigeon mixed in, but didn’t get a clear photo of him. (The Eurasians are uncommon visitors all the way from Siberia.)


7 thoughts on “American Wigeon at Matthews Beach

  1. We had a male Eurasian Wigeon show up here at a city park lake in Phoenix for at least 2 years. I don’t believe he came this year. I always wonder why they don’t show up again 😦 Hopefully, he just found a nicer place.

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