Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ashbridge's Bay, Nov. 26, 2007, Part 3

This is the avian report!

First encounter was with a pair of swans taking a morning shower:

A little farther on I realized with delight that the winter birds were arriving. The buffleheads are back! (I also saw some oldsquaws but none came close enough to me to photograph this morning.)

Now mallards are common but they do not always pose so nicely as this one:

As I walked along later I noticed from the pathway that at least two different kinds of loons visit the park.



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