Thursday, March 6, 2008

Just passing through ...

This morning we added a new species to our bird list: the American Wigeon. There were three males and a female, dabbling about on the pond. Their characteristic markings and blue-ish beak gave them away. We're seeing lots of interesting new visitors this time of year, like last weekend's Snow Geese and some Hooded Mergansers. They seem to be just passing through, stopping to rest and eat and then make their way to their next destination.

Photo courtesy of eNature.

3 comments:

mon@rch said...
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mon@rch said...

Sorry about that previous post-my bad! How cool with the American Wigeon! They are such cool birds!

Birdfreak said...

I agree, the American Wigeon is so cool! Haven't seen one this year yet, but looking forward to a wigeon-sighting.

Good birding to you!