Sunday, January 23, 2022

Winter Ducks Down By The Shoreline

 

There are plenty of birds to see in the winter, especially down at the shoreline.
I like to see some of the winter diving ducks. It was nice to see this male and female Bufflehead paired up.

Another common site sight this time of the year are the mergansers like this Hooded and also Red-breasted, and Common Mergansers. There's been some years when I've been able to see 100 species in Connecticut just in the month of January.

Unfortunately, I don't have the kind of time this year to see so may but I would be happy if we could just start seeing temperatures in the double digits so we could enjoy the ones I do see in a little more comfort!

3 comments:

Josh Fecteau said...

Nice ducks, Larry. Are you sure the merganser isn't a Hooded?

Larry said...

Oh yes definitely thank you! Had a senior moment there!

Val Ewing said...

Thank you for these! I used to be able to bird watch ducks when I worked alongside the Mississippi River. Alas, I don't any longer. I miss seeing ducks come in along the shoreline.