Thursday, February 10, 2011

Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge • February 9

Over the lunch hour today, Mary Flood and I checked out the ducks at the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge. There was a nice selection of expected species, with particularly close looks at a Common Goldeneye and a Red-breasted Merganser. Finally, don't laugh, but I like to see if I can spot all five plumage variations of rock pigeons, as illustrated in Sibley. I didn't find them all today (I have in the past), but I did find a cinnamon-colored one that made for a nice picture. :-)

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Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Graylag (Barnyard) Geese

Long-tailed Duck

Red-breasted Merganser

Ring-billed Gull

Greater Scaup

Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon

Location:     Irondequoit Bay Marine Park--Bay Outlet
Observation date:     2/9/11
Number of species:     12

Canada Goose     1
Mute Swan     1
Mallard     1
Redhead     1
Greater Scaup     1
White-winged Scoter     1
Long-tailed Duck     1
Common Goldeneye     1
Common Merganser     1
Red-breasted Merganser     1
Ring-billed Gull     1
Rock Pigeon     1

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