Thursday, January 16, 2014

Expanding water,more ducks

With a slight warming trend, waterways in Prospect are expanding as ice melts and retreats.

The water opening at Prospect Lake along the Peninsula shore revealed a drake LESSER SCAUP,with two RUDDY DUCKS. Edges along the other shores are opening as well.

With shores opening,it is the WOOD DUCK  drake occupying such an opening at Upper Pool, at the back shore with AMERICAN BLACK and MALLARD DUCKS.

Maybe the presence of these ducks bode well for the upcoming waterfowl count.
Also noted at the Peninsula shore, a CAROLINA WREN at a tree base.