Winter waterfowl on the lake yesterday included three American wigeons -- a male and two females. Perhaps, they'll still be here today. I found them on the north section of the lake, viewed from the path by the Sheraton. Bird activity was actually rich from that vantage point: the wigeons, the usual waterfowl (mallards, Canada geese, hooded mergansers), several eastern phoebes, herons, a tree swallow, and a red-shouldered hawk in flight. The male of a recently detected male and female pair of belted kingfishers was also present.
|Female American Wigeon|
|The Wigeon Trio|
|Male American Wigeon|
|Wigeons, Mallard, Hooded Mergansers|
|Preening Male American Black Duck|
Adding to the waterfowl variety, a male and female pair of American black ducks has been mixing with the mallards in the inlet at the lake's north end. Black duck photo above was taken yesterday.
Ring-necked ducks are also on the lake. They can be found usually in the central and south sections in groups varying in number from two to over thirty.
|Male and Female Ring-necked Ducks Snoozing|