Friday, May 15, 2015

Duck Season

 'Tis the season for special ducks to put in an appearance on the Northeast Avalon. Already posted here are the Garganey and a pair of Blue-winged Teal.
 Photo of the female Hooded Merganser found by Alvan Buckley at Long Pond were not "fit" to share, but seeing the bird was a treat.
  This pair of Northern Shovellers showed up in Goulds along with another pair at Lundrigan's Marsh. Needless to say, the ones on Ruby Line were much easier to view.

 Then, this beautiful Wood Duck showed up at Kent's Pond. While all of these birds have been very wild, they have been fairly easy to view. In addition, Ringed-neck Ducks have been seen in many places in large numbers.
 Now, missing from the mix of potential ducks to be seen are the Ruddy Duck and the Gadwal. Is it too late?
Hard to say, it is always a good idea to scan all birds sitting on the ponds and lakes.

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