Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MA - Turner's Red-necks - 11/02






Red-necked Grebes - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 2nd, 2010. Images taken using Canon Powershot A1100 through Swarovski HD scope.

Spent the early evening at Turner's Falls power canal watching for (and hoping for) waterfowl coming into roost. I was thrilled to find some 'new' birds already on the canal in the form of three Red-necked Grebes and a female Black Scoter. Views of both species were excellent. Most of the 600 or so Canada Geese dispersed towards dusk but at the same time a steady stream of Common Mergansers began to fly in with 80 birds present by the time I left at 17:50hrs. Seven Hooded Mergansers came in as well, but still no goldeneyes - which could arrive any day now I guess? Also present 2 American Coots, and in the woods, at least three Golden-crowned Kinglets and a Hermit Thrush.

Black Scoter - Female, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 2nd, 2010. Image taken using Canon Powershot A1100 through Swarovski HD scope.


Hooded Merganser - Female, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 2nd, 2010. Image taken using Canon Powershot A1100 through Swarovski HD scope.

1 comment:

Susan W. said...

Great job on those photos! I'm almost inspired to trek on out to Turner's Falls myself - it's that exciting!