Sunday, December 30, 2012
Although I missed the other Christmas Bird Counts this season when I was down in Costa Rica I managed to take part for a short time on the Quabbin CBC yesterday covering parts of the Prescott Peninsula. I could only stay through late morning but during that time we managed 20 species with highlights being four Common Mergansers, eight Hooded Mergansers, a Common Loon, a Bald Eagle and a Great Horned Owl that got flushed and flew across a frozen marsh before disappearing into the woods. Oddly no winter finches while I was there but hopefully they caught up with some later. No photos from the day but the conditions were calm and cool with snow flurries turning to a steady snow later (after I left).