On Wednesday (11/3) there were four Hooded Mergansers in the Wetlands, two males and two females.
A group of 8-9 Canada Geese dropped in for a few hours on Wednesday as well. Although these geese are of a non-migratory population, they’re usually absent during the summer months, returning in November.
And, speaking of mutt ducks…
There were many Yellow-rumped Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets working over the Mimosas next to the mid-way landing on the boardwalk Wednesday (11/3).
Seen this past week, and for the first time this season, were Hermit Thrush (10/30), Winter Wren (11/3), and Chipping Sparrow (11/3). I’m still waiting for a Purple Finch or Pine Siskin to show up, they’ve been reported in the state recently.
Another bird (sort of) arrived yesterday as well. Unlike some of the other species who skulk around in the underbrush, or flutter about high up in the tree tops, this bird is easy to spot, usually foraging out in the open. Here’s a photo to help with identification:
A parting shot…