Date: 4/28/18 6:25 pm From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Subject: [NHBirds] 600+ ducks a Umbagog
A banner day in the Lake Umbagog (Errol, NH) region.
Full report tomorrow but today's highlights:
Ring-necked Duck- 400+. Mostly in two flocks- one at Harper's Meadow and the other at Sweat Meadow. A local record. Lesser Scaup- five. Plus three "scaup species" that were probably this species. Bufflehead- 32. Common Goldeneye- still about 50 but showing signs of migratory restlessness. Barrow's Goldeneye- a drake actively courting a hen Common. Above the Errol dam (not in the pool). Hooded Merganser- about 40. Common Loon- at least 12. American Bittern- at the edge of a very modest puddle in a log landing! That's in the woods for those not familiar with logging terminology. Greater Yellowlegs- one over Harper's Meadow. BONAPARTE'S GULL- three adults at Magill Bay in Dummer. A rare spring migrant.
Bald Eagle- at least eight individuals and possibly as many as 12. Ruby-crowned Kinglet- an early one for up here. Eastern Towhee- one heard only. An unusual species for up here. Pine Siskin- seven. The only finch of note so far.
One more day up north. Stay tuned for a detailed report after I return to Webster.
Bob Quinn Webster, NH "Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth." Chief Seattle