Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
MA - Turner's Shoveler 12/31
Found this female-type Northern Shoveler with Mallards under the guard rail at the Turner's Falls power canal this morning. Not at all common locally, at least in my experience. I usually seem them in late fall and early spring and, like this one, nearly always singles.
Northern Shoveler - female, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. December 31st, 2014.