Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bullock's Cove, RI. Early December ducks.

Bullock's Cove, Riverside, RI
Down in Rhode Island for a spell, I took my regular walk down to Bullock's Cove. This is reliable duck country in the winter and I was not disappointed today.
Start with old friend, the hooded merganser. There were about a dozen, male and female, diving near the bike trail. Also a large group of very active red-breasted mergansers (not pictured).
And lots and lots of wigeons. They like to rest in the inlet near Hains Park, peeping and whistling.
Along with black ducks, often asleep. Also seen during my walk: a stalking great blue heron and a rattling belted kingfisher. Hope they last the winter. 

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