Sunday, April 1, 2012

First of April

Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
Up early and out to the CRP this morning. The fields were frosty.

Last year around this time the brush was filled with singing fox sparrows and the river was stuffed with wood ducks. This year has been different.

So a stop-off at Great Meadows on my way home from Accepted Students Day.
I got my fill of wood ducks. There were dozens. And not as skittish as they sometimes are.

Today was a coot day at Great Meadows, with ring-necked ducks in the background. I was happy to spot my first grebe of the year.
I'm not sure what it was trying to swallow but it was clearly a challenge.
 And I'm never unhappy to see tiny green-wing teal.

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