|Unexpected waterfowl showed up at two locations in Jackson County recently. Three Blue-winged Teal were
spotted at Emigrant Lake May 21 by Harry Fuller, and Peter Kreisman later photographed the two males and one
female (below left). Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal are common locally, but Blue-winged Teal are rarely
spotted and not reported at all some years.
Common Goldeneye are regularly seen at Holy Waters during the winter, but they're usually gone by the end of
April. Janet Kelly found a very late male there May 16, and he was still there six days later and was
photographed despite steady rain (below right). Interestingly, there's a female Hooded Merganser in the same
area. The 'Hoodies' are also much harder to find during later Spring and Summer.