Date: 3/28/21 1:01 pm From: CK Borg <borealbirder...> Subject: [NHBirds] Creepin' at Becks - Chapter 12: "A Fowl Day"
Saturday began with flurry of duckage at Turtle Pond culminating in 11 species of waterfowl including Gadwall! A wild hair was thus planted: "Just how many waterfowl species can I score in one day within the town limits of Concord?" Off to Horseshoe where the lingering Greater Scaup ushered twitch 12. A chance encounter with Beck at Fort Eddy confirmed my thoughts... Post Office Fields! While she chased Mr. Gadwall, Zeke and I fortuitously rendezvoused. Trudging across manure laden fields, visions of pintail and shoveler danced through my head. At the back of the fields scopes were set and scanning commenced. A treeline flyover caught my attention and yielded American Black Duck and last but not least twitch 14... an American Wigeon. Afternoon stops at Little Turkey Pond (and other locales) yielded nice sightings and good waterfowl numbers but not another twitch. Sobeit, 14 is a good number! Full reports available on e-bird:
Canada Goose Wood Duck Mallard American Black Duck Gadwall Green-winged Teal American Wigeon Ring-necked Duck Greater Scaup Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Hooded Merganser Common Merganser