Tundra Swans : eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 27, 2022

Ronald Harrower

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Date: November 27, 2022 at 9:20:14 PM EST
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Subject: eBird Report - Saratoga Lake, Nov 27, 2022

Saratoga Lake, Saratoga, New York, US
Nov 27, 2022 11:28 AM - 2:22 PM
Protocol: Traveling
22.07 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     I started the loop at Brown’s Beach. The sky was overcast with little to no wind and 43 degrees. Heavy concentrations of Canada Geese and Mallards all around the lake. Silver Beach had the biggest concentrations of Common Goldeneyes, Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers. It also had 9 American Coots.
The birds of the day were two juvenile Tundra Swans seen initially at Manning Cove about 75 feet off the shore. They swam toward Riley Cove where they were much farther out. I saw them again from Solver Beach, seemingly swimming Southward. Very cool after seeing lots of the usual ‘suspects’
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  475
Tundra Swan  2     First saw the two immature Tundra Swans at Manning Cove. They then were swimming toward Riley Cove and later, seen heading toward Silver Beach
Wood Duck  1     Male near cabins 1/2 mike North of Brown’s Beach
Northern Shoveler  1
American Wigeon  4
Mallard  350
American Black Duck  13
Greater/Lesser Scaup  50     Seems to be same raft that we have seen from SW ‘corner’ of the lake for the past two weeks.
Bufflehead  95
Common Goldeneye  120
Hooded Merganser  55
Common Merganser  2
Ruddy Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  8
Red-necked Grebe  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
American Coot  9     In little cove just South of Silver Beach
Ring-billed Gull  130
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Common Loon  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  14
Common Raven  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  140
Gray Catbird  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S123119430

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