Jeff Ellerbusch found and photographed a drake Eurasian Wigeon at Finderne Wetlands this morning. The Eurasian Wigeon was in the pond in front of the Van Veghten house. It and the other ducks flushed and flew westerly. If the Wigeon didn’t put down in Finderne it may fly into one of the ponds at Duke Farms. There will be more in the wrap-up post later today.
This was thought to be the first Somerset County record for Eurasian Wigeon. Chris Aquila informs mocosocoBirds that he has a Eurasian Wigeon record from the winter of 1987-88 from Colonial Park in Franklin Twp. So, this is the first record in Somerset County in the 21st century.
Here is a iPhone photo of the camera’s LCD screen: