Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Prospect Lake surprise

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) (7)
- Reported Dec 12, 2018 10:15 by karen o'hearn
- Prospect Park, Kings, New York
- Map:,-73.9689534&ll=40.6602841,-73.9689534
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- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "fly-ins, first spotted by Kathy.  feeding very actively and because they kept disappearing under the water, it was hard to count until they flew.  Def. 1 male, but perhaps two.  ultra jumbo ducks, mallard size or bigger, with thick,pointy, dark red bills and distinctive, round heads.  Females were rusty red-headed with white patch below bill and front of neck.  Male head appeared black in the light.  Stayed less than five minutes before flying off approximately to the W.  crap pics obtained.