Monday, November 24, 2014

Ducks of Prospect

If one looks carefully and is content to just seeing one species , you can find a number of ducks in Prospect different from the usual Mallards.

Casually scanning the waters of Prospect, I was able to find HOODED MERGANSER, AMERICAN WIGEON and GADWALL in the mix with the SHOVELERS and RUDDIES. Three Sisters Islands had the drake HOODED and hen WIGEON in its perimeter; the GADWALL hen  in the Upper Pool with Black Duck

So , counting those, I was content with 7 duck species.

Northern Shoveler 
American Black Duck 
American Wigeon 
Hooded Merganser 
Ruddy Duck