|Common Mergansers at Quabbin|
This morning dawned cool (low 20’s) and very calm. Looking up the camera at Quabbin (http://www.mwra.state.ma.us/qcam.html) I noticed how calm the reservoir appeared. I decided to make a quick stop at Winsor Dam on my way to work. The water was indeed like glass there this morning. I quickly scanned the water and saw nothing initially. A Bald Eagle sat in the nest that can be viewed from here but I did not see his/her mate. I then saw a ripple in the water along the shoreline in front of me and two adult male Common Mergansers popped into view, quietly croaking as they worked the shoreline. I took a quick couple of photos with my phone and then decided I had to head off to work. It would have been a great day to spend some time around Quabbin with the water being so calm but I could not.