|Common Loons (three in mid scope view), Winsor Dam, Sept 25, 2012|
I attempted to find some early arriving waterfowl on Tuesday morning before work and I made brief stops at Winsor Dam and the route 9 marsh. The fog on this chilly (35 degrees) morning made viewing difficult at times but I was still able to view most areas fairly well. At Winsor Dam the only waterfowl around were four flyby Mallards and three Common Loons together. There was also a rather late Ruby throated Hummingbird that flew past the dam. At the route 9 marsh there were eleven Wood Ducks and nearly forty Canada Geese. I also tried to see if there was any activity on Lake Metacomet but the fog was just too thick. The best bird of the morning there was actually a hummingbird that flew past just before dawn. Perhaps one of the last ones I will see this season around here.
I once again tried for some waterfowl at Winsor Dam this morning but again there was just a little around. A couple of Common Loons and a Mallard at Winsor Dam and a total of 23 Wood Ducks and 59 Canada Geese at the route 9 marsh.