Daily Archives: September 11, 2008


A wintery mix kept me in the car this morning, but I got my best species
Mehrhof count this winter at the ice-free pond in Little Ferry.  I was
“camped out” in the car where I could view and scope the pond from the
road.   1500+ Ruddy Ducks were very active in the falling snow, skittering
across the water every couple minutes.   Also had Great Egret, 9 Lesser
Scaup, 8 Common Mergs and 10 Hoodies
Location:     Mehrhof Pond
Observation date:     12/21/08
Number of species:     25

Canada Goose     14
Gadwall     1
American Black Duck     1
Mallard     3
Northern Shoveler     6
Green-winged Teal     4
Lesser Scaup     9
Hooded Merganser     10
Common Merganser     8
Ruddy Duck     1500
Double-crested Cormorant     1
Great Blue Heron     1
Great Egret     1
Red-tailed Hawk     1
Ring-billed Gull     30
Herring Gull     5
Great Black-backed Gull     6
Downy Woodpecker     1
Black-capped Chickadee     3
American Robin     1
European Starling     5
Song Sparrow     2
White-throated Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     1
American Goldfinch     8

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