Monday, November 12, 2018
Prospect lake ducks
Birding the marsh cove in the Hammerhead peninsula at southwest prospect lake,I only kicked up a Swamp Sparrow,a Song Sparrow and a RUBY CROWNED KINGLET in both the wet and dry grasses. Along the way to the east tip,I spotted 3 RING NECKED DUCKS.
Station at the tip opposite Three Sisters islands where the Ring-neckeds were, I was not expecting to see 6 HOODED MERGANSERS. The MERGANSERS only came out of islands strait momentarily. Both species had a single Drake in the mostly hen flocks. American Black Ducks reached 6 birds; 48 Ruddy and a minimal 70 Northern Shovelers could be seen from my observation post.