Day Before the Storm (part 1) Waterfowl
Common Merganser Pair
Today was a wonderful day with 43 species and a ton of photos. I decided to spit the post up between waterfowl (part 1) and non waterfowl (part 2).
Red House Lake had a good majority of the species today. The 4 Common Loons, 4 Scaup species, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and a Northern Shoveler were the highlighted birds. I also saw the more common waterfowl like 3 Bufflehead, 6 Common Merganser, 4 Pied-billed Grebe, Mallard and Canada Goose swimming around.
Red-breasted Merganser and Hooded Merganser
Science Lake had 2 Common Mergansers, 2 Hooded Mergansers and 2 Mallards.
Ring-necked Ducks then in flight on Quaker Lake
I quickly headed over to Quaker Lake with 4 Woodducks, 17 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Buffleheads, 4 Scaup species, and Canada Goose. Also had a young Bonapart’s Gull flying around which I was happy to find.
Male Woodduck in Quaker
Was a wonderful waterfowl day and I sure hope many of these birds stick around for my BOS count tomorrow!!
Pied-billed Grebe on Red House Lake