March 30, 2009 [LINK / comment]

Ducks on Bells Lane

I made a brief visit to Bells Lane late this lovely afternoon, just in case the Long-tailed ducks were still lingering there (no), but I did observe two species that you don't see every day: American Wigeons and Blue-winged Teals. I'm glad I went. I also saw a couple small whitish ducks on the distant pond in the upland section, and they might have been Buffleheads.

As for the yard birds, Goldfinches are turning yellow, and some have almost completed their spring plumage molt. Pine siskins are still showing up regularly, and I saw a male Cowbird as well.