Sunday, December 24, 2017

Gift Birds On The Day Before Christmas

 On this busy holiday weekend I somehow managed to steal an hour to go down to the shore. Marinas can be a great place during the winter to get a close-up look at certain birds.
 One of these geese is definitely not like the other!
It was a nice surprise to come across a snow goose which aren't all that common around here.
 Birds like this American Coot like to hang around marinas in Old Saybrook.
I was especially excited to get such a close look at a Surf Scoter which are usually much further out on the water. I'm glad I squeezed in this little birding excursion. It turned out to be like an early Christmas gift. Merry Christmas and happy holiday to all!

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Rare goose indeed. But not in North Dakota we're Ive seen ten thousand in a stubble field and waterfowl hunters must put our hundred of various type of decoys to get their attention...:)