I was happy to see a single male Hooded Merganser at the retention pond by the back Stoneybrook West entrance a few days ago. I know Hoodies are common birds, but they are such fun to watch diving, and they are quite pretty.
Dyeyo and I were at the Circle B Bar Reserve at dawn this morning. It was a bit chilly at first, but it felt so great to be outside! The fog obscured the sunrise a bit, which turned out to be good, since I got this picture as a result: We hiked the Heron Hideout […]
We were driving around the block at Stoneybrook West this afternoon when suddenly I let out a yelp, “Rich! Those are Hoodies on that pond!” My very patient husband agreed to go back to the house, grab The Beast, and do several more pond drive-bys. The neighbors must have thought that the lady with the […]
Dyeyo and I drove over to Viera Wetlands in search of the Ross’s Goose that has been reported there on the BirdBrainz list serve. We didn’t see the goose, but we did see a group of happy, diving Hooded Mergansers. It was the first time either of us had seen a female Hoodie (we don’t […]
I’ve heard birders mention Viera Wetlands so often that I had to get over there to see it for myself. It reminds me of Circle B Bar Reserve in that it is a local wetlands area with great birds — and unlike Circle B, which is so dry right now, this wetlands had plenty of […]