Orange County Waterfowl

~Male Hooded Merganser at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick NY, 3/11/15.~
~Male Hooded Merganser at Schervier Pavilion in Warwick NY, 3/11/15.~

It’s been a good week of birding so far, the warm weather has been so nice to be out in, and it has thawed some of the open water in the county. As a result, I’ve done pretty well with waterfowl in Orange County over the past couple of days-

Glenmere Lake 3/11/15: Ring-necked Duck (3), Common Merganser (2), and Mute Swan (2).

Warwick Town Hall 3/11/15: Canada Goose (35), Mallard (8), Gadwall (5), Ring-necked Duck (25), Hooded Merganser (2), Common Merganser (2), and American Coot (1, FOY).

Schervier Pavilion 3/11/15: Hooded Merganser (2).

Newburgh Waterfront 3/12/15: Canada Goose (4), Mallard (25), Common Merganser (3), Red-breasted Merganser (1), Pied-billed Grebe (1, FOY), Great Cormorant (1).

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~This Red-breasted Merganser in the Hudson River, seen from the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry parking lot, 3/12/15.~
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~This is my first photo that shows the maroon ‘ring neck’ on a male Ring-necked Duck. It was quite a coincidence as I was just talking about this with Maria Loukeris earlier that afternoon. RNDU at Warwick Town Hall, 3/11/15.~
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~Ring-necked Ducks in flight, Warwick NY 3/11/15.~
~My first American Coot of the year, at Warwick Town Hall, 3/11/15.~
~My first American Coot of the year, at Warwick Town Hall, 3/11/15.~

4 thoughts on “Orange County Waterfowl”

  1. Nice job Matt, as always.
    Great shot of the Red-breasted Merganzer and I like the angle of the hoodie, it makes it look like a different bird in a way.

    Wilma

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