Date: 3/29/21 9:12 am From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...> Subject: [NHBirds] Concord Cranes - NO at 11:00
Unity and I checked for the Hoit Marsh cranes from 11-11:30, but saw no sign of them. There is a LOT of habitat (both marshy bog and cornfield) in this general area, so they could certainly still be around. Others saw them shortly after I did, so it's certainly worth checking again - perhaps earlier in the morning when they were seen today (7-8ish).
There was also an usual Mallard hybrid in the eastern corner of the marsh - not far from the platform. The sides of its head were paler than I've seen on any cross with a black duck before, so we were wondering if there could be something else in there (e.g., Am Wigeon). For fans of hybrid duck puzzles, a few poor pix are on my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84336243
Enjoy, and don't get blown away out there!
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