[CT Birds] MacKenzie Reservoir
jswattbirds at snet.net
Fri Jan 2 10:09:58 EST 2015
I checked out MacKenzie Reservoir in Wallingford this morning looking for the Greater White-fronted Goose reported yesterday. I did not find the GWFG, but there was a blue phase SNOW GOOSE present today. Still a lot of open water at the reservoir. Also were 52 RING-NECKED DUCK, 3 HOODED MERGANSER, 4 COMMON MERGANSER among the over 500 CANADA GEESE and MALLARDS.
North Farms Reservoir in Wallingford was mostly iced over, but the waterfowl are keeping a good sized area open close to the parking lot. Only unusual sighting is a first year COMMON GOLDENEYE with a completely dark head (thanks Jason for the ID help). Also were 21 AMERICAN COOT among the usual residents. Bishops pond in Meriden was completely frozen over with 1 lonely CANADA GOOSE walking on the ice.
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