|Red breasted Merganser, photo by Klemens Gasser|
As I mentioned yesterday , with bad weather, the lake might be yielding opportunities with arrivals or rare birds. That happened this mid afternoon.From my distance on lake drive, I saw something in the only remaining open water in Prospect Lake. Obviously, a closer look was needed. Among the close knit waterfowl array, a drake RED BREASTED MERGANSER dove incessantly.This species completes the merg trio seen this past week after Hooded and Common. After a really miserable day with frostbite and backbreaking work, a Red breasted Merganser helps warm the spirit.
Oh, since you might have heard on this blog my cross country skiing adventures in Prospect, during a TV interview yesterday with CUNY with Rob B, Tom S and Bobbi M present, Bobbi snapped this picture of me on the Peninsula, with the lake behind me. This was after work, my unique commute yesterday.Thanks to Bobbi for the great photo.
Stay warm ( & DRY!)