I walked through the woods along Fall Creek to the Boat House and along the shore of Stewart Park. I saw Common Mergansers and heard a kingfisher along the creek. I saw two cormorants out on a log, far out; and then what I thought might have been two grebes, but they were dabbling far out. They came closer, and I could see dark markings as a cap and eyeline, body brown like a female mallard, tail had black on the upper side, legs orange, lower mandible yellow. I'm still not sure what they were. any suggestions? juvenile BLACK DUCKS?
There were many geese and gulls, as usual. Then I had a nice surprise: two swans very close to shore, bathing, then standing. They were twice as big as the Canada geese nearby. I could not see any yellow lore and their heads/necks/wings looked very dirty, so I'm thinking juvenile TRUMPETER SWANS? If anyone can verify or correct me, that would be great! Thanks. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/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/ --