Yesterday at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, during a leisurely walk and
bask in the sun:
Lots of ducks:
1 or 2 Gadwalls
at least 8 American Wigeons
a few Black Ducks
At least 14 beautiful Northern Pintails
2 Green-winged Teal
and, in the little pond that’s on the opposite side of the road from the
goose-viewing area (reached by a dirt drive marked by two reflectors): 4 males and
a female Hooded Mergansers. I've never been so close to this species, and the
males were just resplendent in the sun!
Good raptor activity, including one moment in which I could see an immature
Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier and a Red-tailed Hawk all at the same time
through my binoculars
Ring-billed Gull, standing on (and occasionally comically falling through)
very thin ice
Then, under the Bridge to NYS on the VT side:
16 Ring-necked Ducks
at least Bufflehead (male)
On the Crown Point fort site, 6 Eastern Bluebirds.
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2 and then embellished.