While working the Sund 5 block off Kelley Stand rd today, I found in an old
Mother Wood Duck and 7 +/- yg
Mother Hooded Merg and 5 +/- yg and
Mother Black Duck with 6 fairly grown yg.
These were all tooling around in the same semi-vegetated pond. The Black
Ducks are the only ones I have seen during the entire Atlas project so this
was really exciting for me.
I also flushed a family of medium sized Woodcocks today - 5-7. They were
feeding under an apple tree where the vegetation had been cut. They
dispersed when I was less than 8' from them and I never saw them till then.
A real shame as it would have been a super treat to see these guys
actually on the ground feeding.
My non-birding sightings include a doe nursing 2 fawns with lots of spots -
still fitting easily under her body .
Hey, Solon, Is your hummer water fermented???
What a ducky day!!
Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary!