Monday, October 20, 2014

Upcoming nor'easter should bring several days of on/off rain

Winsor Dam at dusk, Oct 20, 2014

Winsor Dam at dawn, Oct 20, 2014
White winged Scoters (blurry distant photo in the fog), Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA, Oct 20, 2014
The next few days will feature a potentially long duration rain event caused by a storm coming out of Canada that will redevelop off the coast and become a slow moving nor’easter.  The rain should be heaviest on Wednesday and Thursday but occasional showers will occur both tomorrow and Friday.  It will be interesting to see if any unusual birds get forced down by the extended period of rain and northeast winds.  I made a brief stop at Winsor Dam this morning before work and had five White winged Scoters sitting on the water as well as a group of Canada Geese (33) heading south plus a few dozen Black Ducks and Mallards leaving their evening roost heading south.  Wish I could have stayed longer and/or explored a few other spots but no time today.  Another quick stop at the dam on the way home produced two White winged Scoters as well as three Common Loons.


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