Sunday, March 4, 2018

Prospect Lake Grebes day

A very rare trifecta of Grebe species materialized today on Prospect lake.

Starting off with a RED-NECKED GREBE reported by Simon Taylor, a continuing HORNED was seen at the same time with its rarer cousin.Later about 235 pm,Marc Brawer found the PIED-BILLED by the Peninsula thumb,the occurrence of three different grebe species simultaneously not seen in recent memory.

The RED-NECKED stuck locally along the phragmites from Well Drive towards the Peninsula meadow .It was still seen around noon.

To round off a good morning,an adult BALD EAGLE flew northeast. Ducks worth reporting included RED BREASTED MERGANSER,a pair of WOOD DUCK,Drake BUFFLEHEAD,a pair of American Wigeons while Northen shovelers numbers draw down dramatically.

I asked my friend to start looking for an Eared. 😊