Sunday, April 15, 2007

Keene, NH (Krif Rd.) 4/14/07

Saturday evening I checked out the semi flooded corn fields off Krif Road in Keene, NH for waterfowl and snipe. While the number of waterfowl were limited to less than 50, there were a few Wood Ducks feeding close to the road with Mallards. A little further out a 1/2 dozen Green-winged Teal were in another pool, all were of the Northern American variety and no sign of the previously report Eurasian "common" Teal from last week.

Mallards and Wood Ducks feeding beside Krif Road.

After viewing and trying to photograph the ducks from the car, I move further down the road to look for Wilson's Snipe. I was able to find at least 9 snipe feeding in the flooded muddy areas with few Killdeer and Robins. After dark I could hear at least 1 American Woodcock calling and then displaying overhead, near the Keene State College athletic fields.

A drake Wood Duck

The bird list:
Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 3
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 33
Green-winged Teal 6
Killdeer 5
Wilsons Snipe 9
American Woodcock 1
American Crow 2
American Robin 15
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

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