Thursday, February 23, 2017
spring minded ducks
The Green winged Teals were spotted by an orange bouy 150 feet East of the West Island rustic shelter,in Prospect Lake' s southwest section. Two drakes ,with their yellow bottoms showing prominently ,accompanied a hen. The one drake waded adventuresly swimming off then right of the bouy ,joined by a quartet of Drake RING NECKED DUCKS I spotted earlier adjacent to Three Sisters Islands. At one time the single teal Drake nestled within the frolicking Ringneckeds, making it a cool moment to watch.I stuck around watching these ducks as the sunlight was just brilliant illuminating the ducks especially the reddish and green heads of the Drake teals;Great watching these birds
Duck diversity abound on the lake during my time watching. Also present: Red Breasted Merganser,Northern Shoveler,American Black,Ruddy, American Wigeon, and Mallard. Wood Duck was present in the Upper Pool. So we are talking 9 duck species.
The still lingering pair SNOW GEESE waded along the Western shoreline..Spring must be on their mind as well.