Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The walk home

A surprise to see on the ballfields along the north snow fence: NORTHERN FLICKER.Three birds picked the ground, these woodpeckers I haven't seen since early fall. They were reported on the Prospect Xmas count, but I missed them. It's a cool winter yet uncommon sighting.

Meanwhile,the WOOD DUCKS continue their residence at Upper Pool. All seven are seen,sticking close to the small island. It's another species we enjoy seeing thru winter as long the water stays open.