Bird-watching in Terra Nova with mother

I drove my mother to the library this afternoon. Afterwards, we went to Terra Nova to watch the birds.

I first saw the female, but only this male was photograph-able. The head shape makes it look like a Lesser Scaup, but I can't be certain. [Edit: It's a Ring-necked Duck, thanks to Frank for the identification.]

Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) female
While watching the ducks in the slough, a female Northern Harrier flew behind the fence and circled around the area for food. This was the only post-able shot after post-processing.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
A ruffed-up Great Blue Heron standing on one-leg by the ditch.

A hawk looking at the field at Terra Nova Natural Area. I am pretty certain it was a Red-tailed Hawk. It didn't go anywhere while we walked along the area.

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
A male Northern Shovelers staying still for a few seconds before flying off.

Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis)
A male Green-winged Teal dabbling with its friends. Another heavy post-processed photo because the image was too bright.


Frank said...

Looking at the 1st image (magnified) I would suggest Ring-necked Duck - white spur into base of neck plus white band on bill with other distinctive markings.

Nice selection of shots.

PSYL said...

Given the photo another look, I think you may be correct with the id match. Thanks, Frank!

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