Monday, March 12, 2007

Birds at Hoover Reservoir

While Meghan was at her orchestra rehearsal, Steve and I popped over to Hoover Reservoir to checkout the water fowl.



We saw our first Gadwall duck today. This is a male - kind of far away, but clearly identifiable.










Another new one for us was the Northern Shoveler - male and female dabbling at the base of the spillway.









I'm not sure what these two geese in front are - I put a query out on the Ohio bird forum. I'll update if someone comes up with an ID.











I finally have a better pic of a Lesser Scaup. There were hundreds of these ducks on the reservoir today.










Male and female Lesser Scaup.











A small Cackling goose - a little larger than a mallard.

2 comments:

Pete said...

gadwall and Northern Shoveler are very common over here. Not that i have a decent picture yet.

The geese? well i'd guess a Canada Goose has been playing with something it shouldn't, hybrid with a Greylag?

Andi Wolfe said...

Hi Pete - I think you're right - it's probably a hybrid with a Greylag. We have a lot of feral flocks of those around here.

I looked at some of your bird pics on your blog. There are some great ones posted there.