Cold but busy morning in Estabrook Park

There was no sign of the Hooded Merganser this morning, maybe he continued north, but the male Red-breasted Merganser was back and busy fishing.

There are now two male and two female Wood ducks that kept themselves busy swimming and flying laps on and over the pond.

The little Pied-Billed Grebe was still there and seemed to spend nearly as much time underwater ason top.

This morning there were also three male Mallards, and the two Canada Geese are still there: one on the nest and the other warding off unwanted intruders. Someone’s dog came within a couple of feet of discovering just how aggressive a goose can be when defending its home turf.

Meanwhile, over by the river, our little buddy, Chet, was still hangin’ in his duplex. I could hear plenty of other Red-Bellied Woodpeckers calling away, but he’s just biding his time, I guess.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic

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