American Wigeon Anas americana

A rare vagrant in the UK from North America. Individuals are found in Norfolk most years, usually among flocks of Eurasian Wigeons. The first two photos below show birds in their native North American range, the next ones show vagrants in Norfolk and the remainder are captive birds.

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American Wigeon, Boundary Bay (BC, Canada), 8th September 2006

 

American Wigeons, Emerald Lake (BC, Canada), 17th September 2006

 

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male American Wigeon with (Eurasian) Wigeons, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd January 2011

 

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male American Wigeon with (Eurasian) Wigeons, Holkham (Norfolk, UK), 17th January 2004

 

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captive male American Wigeon, Martin Mere (Lancashire, UK), 26th December 2014