Thursday, July 11, 2013

Prospect Lake eve watch

This quiet humid evening yielded two sightings of note.Within Three Sisters,an adult GREEN HERON stalking from branches.The second sighting wasn't totally confirmed given the distance.

From the west shore,I spotted some small ducks by Three Sisters.Getting over there,they of course disappeared. Then what I superstitiously expected, found them on the far side of Duck Island,heading for Music Island .Based on their small size, the profile and now molting plumage,I would have to say with 70% certainty they were Wood Ducks. Given the lateness of the evening ,I had no desire to chase them and look from Duck Island's Summerhouse with its crowd.

Fire flies in full luminescent regalia tonight..