Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge • March 7

Mary Flood and I birded the Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge briefly over the lunch hour today. The ducks were obligingly close to the bridge for observation, however, the gulls were not. The highlight was looking south of the bridge and seeing a fair number of Canvasbacks, perhaps over a dozen.

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Mute Swan

Lesser Scaup

Female Greater Scaup

American Coot

From left to right: Redhead, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Female Redhead, Redhead

Greater Scaup (back), Redhead (front)

From left to right: Redhead (partial and full), Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup

American Coot (back), Lesser Scaup (front)

Location:     Irondequoit Bay Marine Park--Bay Outlet
Observation date:     3/7/11
Number of species:     17

Canada Goose     X
Mute Swan     X
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)     X
Mallard     X
Canvasback     X
Redhead     X
Greater Scaup     X
Lesser Scaup     X
White-winged Scoter     X
Long-tailed Duck     X
Common Goldeneye     X
Red-breasted Merganser     X
American Coot     X
Ring-billed Gull     X
Herring Gull     X
Great Black-backed Gull     X
Rock Pigeon     X
House Sparrow     X

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