[CT Birds] ducks and Swallows...
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 31 18:45:49 EDT 2012
With Paul's notation to check local inland ponds, i did so at 5:20 today.
After 1.5" of snow this morning, it was melting fast with temps in the
Loads of Swallows! never saw so many at one time!
They were way in the back, so counting was not poss.
I estimate their were well over 1,000 plus!
I more than likely saw a Barn Swallow, but not 100% sure
at that distance, but showed a forked tail. ..........also...
40 C Merganser
5 Black Duck
and best of day - 3 Redhead - 1 female.
no grebes or Loons.
Bull Pond - Harwinton
Pr Wood duck
17 male Ring-n-Duck, 3 females.
and - a bit different subject if I may........
Two male Mallards flew into the pond near me. One was a full colored male, the
other same, but with less green in head. Their actions were strange though.
They acted more like a pair - one following the other real close, even billing
and doing their preening of the back, as mated pairs often do. I know from
Pigeons, that males sometimes will pair up with another male if females are not
but never saw this with wild ducks before. Also - their were two pairs of
plus 3 free females at other side of pond. What did i just see here?
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
More information about the CTBirds