The posts from others over the last weeks pretty well cover
birds I saw today, with one cool addition. This may qualify
for an RBA, it was one male Hooded Merganser, hanging with his
buddies the Ruddy Ducks in the big pump house pond. Very well
defined breeding plumage, with the characteristic double black
lines on the front side/breast. This one raised his crest up
and down a few times. A really neat waterbird.
There were a bunch of sparrows along the northern fence line and
in the field under the power lines, at one point there were three
species on one section of fence. Hopefully these two species are
out and about this time of year, because I am identifying them as
Field Sparrow and Savannah Sparrow. If these birds are not 'here'
yet, then I am mistaken. I know they are not rare and perhaps that
is why they have not been mentioned in prior 'sparrow' postings.
The third one is to remain a UFO. Oh, a Palm Warbler in there, too.
Added a Lifer, the Gadwall, of which there were a few pair in the
mid-west pond. A ton of other ducks, did see one American Pintail
pair, and most of the Northern Shoveler males have almost finished
attaining breeding plumage, they are very colorful little fellows.
east of McDonough (Henry Cty) GA
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