As the passerines disappear, the diving ducks appear. Many of the city ponds now have a mixture of diving and dabbling birds sitting on them. Pied-billed Grebes, Northern Shoveller, Ring-necked Ducks, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Tufted Ducks, Wigeons, Green-winged Teal and Hooded Mergansers have all been reported around the city.
Well, I am heading out to do a little birding this morning. I wonder what thicket, puddle of water, slippery rock or other natural obstacle I will have to overcome in order to see a special fall migrant.