Braddock Bay Barrow’s

2 03 2011


Barrow's - record shot.

How things seemed to have changed since I last posted. I am now up in Rochester New York for three months carrying out the spring hawkwatch at Braddock Bay for BBRR. It’s a beautiful spot (although cold so far) and bound to be loaded with great birds once the season begins to pick up in a couple of weeks. For now, I am trying to stay warm at the hawkwatch and picking off the first few migrants.

As I now have the luxury of a waterside view just a stones throw from the house, I thought it might be time to relaunch my attempt to do a big green big year (Bigby) that I set off on and abandoned a couple of years back. Anyway more about all of that later. For now I just wanted to stick up a couple of shots of the Barrow’s Goldeneye I picked out on Braddock Bay today, as well as some of the 30 Tundra Swans that were resting up near the shore.

The bay is absolutely loaded with ducks right now and the Barrow’s was hanging out with a huge raft of Greater Scaup (with a few Commons keeping him company). Tundra Swan and Barrow’s Goldeneye, all just a couple of minutes walk from the house. Can’t complain about that!!!!!