Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mendon Ponds Park • November 22


Black-capped Chickadee. It was a glorious morning in Mendon Ponds Park this Thanksgiving Day! Warm temperatures and sunny, clear skies. Once again the chickadees loved the peanuts I brought. Mary Flood brought black oil sunflower seeds (BOSS) and we had fun seeing which ones were preferred by the birds.

White-breasted Nuthatch. It was an additional thrill today to have a nuthatch or two join in the festivities!

White-breasted Nuthatch

Black-capped Chickadee


Black-capped Chickadee


Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee. Yes, the chickadees liked the BOSS, too, as shown here.

Quaker Pond. This is from the bridge on the southern end of the pond. In the distance are hundreds of Canada Geese. Let's zoom in ...

Quaker Pond. Let's zoom in some more ...

Canada Geese on Quaker Pond. With so many birds, you have to play "Which One Is Not Like The Others?" Do you see something other than a Canada Goose? I do ... (You can click the picture for a larger version.)

Common Merganser. A male Common Merganser is in the midst! Here's a final zoom:

Common Merganser