I leashed my dogs and went down to the West Danby Fire Station this afternoon for a look in the beaver pond. Only two Wood Ducks, but at least 20 Hooded Mergansers were in there. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched alongside one of the big stick nests belonging to Great Blue Herons.
Then we went down to Coleman Lake. There was nothing much at the north end, and I hadn't bothered to carry my scope so far, but several Kingfishers were working the lake, and I was happy to see a good amount of otter scat on the dike. Hooray for river otters! I imagine the beaver-flooded woods along the northern edge of the preserve will be great for Wood Ducks. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --