|Gadwall were very present on Baisley. I also got some nice close looks. From afar, gadwall are a brown duck, closer inspection reveals their fine details and beauty.|
|How many species of bird do you see?|
I see six... Ring-necked duck, gadwall, American wigeon, Canada Goose, Mallard, and American coot.
|This gadwall guy was quacking up a storm. They sounded very much like a hunters duck call, but shot and deep in tone.|
|Drake American wigeon.|
|A hungry little white-throated sparrow.|
|White-throated sparrows are renowned for their amazing manners.|
|This is a very special floating lump.|
This is a canvasback.
And a life bird.
Bird 79 of 2019 and 338 on my life list.
|While waiting for the canvasback to wake, I looked at ring-necked ducks.|
|Finally, he woke.|
And a nice comparison between the Canvasback, left and Redhead, right. That sloped forehead, whiter mid section, and red eyes!
|Very happy to view this duck!|
|A short little preen before he went right back into that nap.|
|Female and male ring-necked ducks. Quite a number on the pond, enough so that ebird flags them as a high count. I feel like last winter there were just as many here.|
Redheads, American wigeon, mallard, coot, Canada goose.
|A little Junco before Jamaica Bay.|
|Jamaica Bay had good stuff too, but a lot less. Got a year bird here too, Tree sparrow, year bird #81. This is NOT a tree sparrow, but a house finch.|
Next weekend, is my favorite, Superb Owl Sunday. Stay tuned!