Saturday, February 02, 2013

Saturday 02/02/2013

Managed a record shot of the Ferruginous Duck early this morning. Was hoping to go back later but there were too many people lining up to see this bird! Popped back in late this afternoon but couldn't find it. There was a lot of activity on the lake and the Pochard numbers had gone down from this mornings count so I suspect it had departed with some of those.

Ferruginous Duck
The Black-necked Grebe was also still there this morning and I think I had it this afternoon. This morning it was out in the middle of the lake in front of the dipping platform but this afternoon it was on the south side albeit at some distance in failing light with binoculars. Should have taken my scope!

Also this morning, while wandering around with DK and JA we came across a very confiding group of Siskins in the Alders along the east side of Fingers. We had already seen, possibly this same group a few minutes before. Shortly after we saw another 18 as they flew from the Crescent, 9 flew along the east side of Fingers, the rest returned to the Crescent Alders.

Siskin (m)

Siskin (f)

Siskin (m)

Siskin (m)

Siskin (f)

Siskin (f)
Acrobatic little birds!

Back in the park again tomorrow for a volunteer session so hoping the Ferruginous Duck will be back for a photo shoot in the morning.

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