Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cold waters, Merganser turf

The frigid waters of Prospect Lake doesn't bother ducks given their insulated feathers that protects them from the cold, and one drake COMMON MERGANSER happily enjoys having the lake for himself. The remaining merg from last nite's spectacle stayed , with the 9 Ruddy Ducks nearby.

Gulls are resting on the ice and I checked out the flock for a possible Lesser Black backed gull that might have settled in spurred on by Sean Sime's email report. But with bins , its hard to see that far out without a scope.But nevertheless, I didn't see any dark backs.