Monday, December 17, 2012

Prospect DEC 17th, "hoodies"

Along the north shore of Prospect Lake, the waters came alive with a wave of " hoodies" , namely HOODED MERGANSER. First reported by Rob Jett with a number of 16 birds, I visited an hour later and found a total of 21. A delightful sight to see.

* . A surprise while searching for the Hoodies, a single BRANT gliding in the waters close to the west shore, maneuvering around the many NORTHERN SHOVELERS.
* The other day's good sighting continues to be those WHITE WINGED CROSSBILLS, 26 birds feeding in the sweet gums above the Ravine's Little Rock Arch bridge, as noted by Rob Jett.