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

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