[CT Birds] 2 f. ruddy ducks at Mondo Ponds

Katz1449 at aol.com Katz1449 at aol.com
Sun Apr 4 15:39:52 EDT 2010

4/4  Milford, Mondo Ponds   2PM-2:40PM
2 Female ruddy ducks at Mondo Ponds- identifical to the picture in Sibley's 
 p. 103. Small, and chunky- Dark brownish head  and crown to  back of neck 
til eye, then light cheek and then dark stripe along  cheek.  Dark brownish 
back   with long tail-they were diving a  lot and when they dove, their tail 
feathers spiked out like a fan.  Darkish  up turned bills.
Also- many cardinals &robins, grackles, blue jays,song  sparrows, 
titmouses, heard a carolina wren, goldfinches  2 mute swans,  many Canada geese, with 
a nesting pair.
Many turtles (don't know what kind) sunning on the rocks. One turkey  
vulture overhead.
Bev Propen, Orange

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