Sunday, February 9, 2014

Loch Raven Reservoir

8 of us enjoyed wonderful closeup views of a variety of waterfowl at Loch Raven Reservoir on a field trip led by Kye Jenkins. The best spot was btw the dams on Loch Raven Rd. We also enjoyed hiking the trail at the Old Picnic Area. No rarities or unusual birds, however--and a singing golden-crowned kinglet simply would not show itself. Some of the birds affording excellent views: gadwall, am. wigeon, black duck, redhead, ring-necked duck, bufflehead, hooded merganser, common merganser, pied-billed grebe, red-shouldered hawk, bluebird, pileated woodpecker, and sapsucker. Big thanks to Kye for leading a walk greatly enjoyed by everyone.   Tim Houghton