Monday, September 21, 2015

Quackers on the way

The dwindling days of summer and its neotropical bird migration will soon give way to sparrows and ducks. Cool seasons spur on the ducks and Prospect Lake is a good place for the local birders to check away.

Early this morning,Steve Nanz texted me that he had teal on the lake. But being distant for him,it was hard to check off the species with the back light. After my workday ended, I found one teal. A hen or immature GREEN-WINGED TEAL glided within the western sector of the lake,along with newly arrived 5 NORTHERN SHOVELERS. Early this weekend ,RUDDY DUCKS were reported.