Monday, February 27, 2017
Same old Same old
This morning as I passed the West Island Island cove, I spotted the three GREEN WINGED TEAL wading across the mouth of that cove towards the Hammerhead Peninsula. When I drove over to the shore, I couldn't find them, a quick disappearing teal act. Perhaps they flew somewhere else; maybe they like to hide in the phragmites. In which case, the two drakes and single hen are hanging around.
The array of other ducks continue to be the same. A pair of drake RING NECKED DUCK by the teal spot; three AMERICAN WIGEON along the west Island mainland benches; Drake WOOD DUCK at the Duck island gazebo; RUDDY, with one or two birds showing reddish flanks, AMERICAN BLACK resting at West Island and three remaining NORTHERN SHOVELERS.
The long lingering SNOW GEESE pair were spotted at west shore; a single PIED BILLED GREBE was all over the lake .