Sunday, November 8, 2009
I have spent the last two mornings checking out the waterfowl on the south end of Quabbin Reservoir, mainly covering the areas around Quabbin park. The numbers of Common Loons and Horned Grebe continues to go up and I managed a few other species including Red Necked Grebes, Bufflehead, Ring necked Duck, Hooded Mergansers, Long tailed Duck and Black Scoters. In addition I had my first of season Snow Buntings along Winsor Dam. I also found a feeding 1st year Bonaparte's Gull. The number of junco's also continues to increase as the numbers and variety of most other smaller birds decrease...winter is coming! However given the weather on sunday with sun and temps in the mid 60's you would never know it.