Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
MA - Turner's Merlin 11/06
Slowish day - mild, dull and rain sodden for much of it. Barton Cove was remarkably quiet with 10 Hooded Mergansers being the only waterbirds that I could find. At the power canal a drake Bufflehead, 10 Common Goldeneye and a continuing Ring-necked Duck had the place to themselves as the canal was nearly devoid of Canada Geese. As I was leaving I noticed a Merlin teed up above the industrial buildings on the east side of the canal. It looked and behaved like the local male I see periodically around Turner's Falls and Barton Cove.
Hooded Mergansers - Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. November 6th, 2014.
Bufflehead - male, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 6th, 2014.
Merlin - male, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 6th, 2014.