|Greater Scaup, Connecticut River near Coolidge Bridge, Northampton, MA, Feb 17, 2013|
|Common Loon in among the waves at Quabbin, Winsor Dam, Feb 17, 2013|
|Common Loon, Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, Feb 17, 2013|
In the afternoon I went back out with Ian Davies to check a few areas around the Connecticut River. We made a quick ride through the honeypot and had 30+ Horned Larks and an American Kestrel. We then went over to the river near the Coolidge Bridge and found the male Greater Scaup that has been there for a few days (a county bird for Ian). In addition we found a handful of Common Mergansers, some Mallards and a flock of 800+ Canada Geese well south of the dam including at least one neck tagged individual (18MA -which has been around and was tagged in 2005). In addition we had some great looks at a pair of Peregrine Falcons flying upriver and chasing the pigeons near the bridge. The rest of the afternoon didn't turn up anything too noteworthy.