Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MA - Turner's Redheads - 10/12

Redheads - party of six, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. October 12th, 2010.

Had a short but enjoyable trip down to Barton Cove and Turner's Falls this evening. Barton Cove was relatively quiet except for a nice tally of five Pied-billed Grebes, but the Turner's Falls power canal was better with nearly 600 Canada Geese, 3 American Wigeon, 2 Wood Duck, and a party of no less than 6 Redheads. This was presumably the same party of Redheads reported by Mark Fairbrother at Barton Cove on the evening of the 11th when the flock contained five birds at that time - seems like they picked up a straggler overnight.

As the sun began to set, most of the Canada Geese departed Northward from the power canal and so did the Redheads, taking one of the American Wigeons with them.

And here, six Redheads with an American Wigeon in the foreground.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Six Redheads! Thats a really good sighting for western Mass. Perhaps the storm will bring in some more.