Ducks in the Raritan River, Feb. 24, 2015

Greater Scaup, Redheads, Red-breasted Merganser

Greater Scaup with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Scaup with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

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Duke Island Park continues to have a view of the remaining open water on the Raritan River in western Somerset County. The same section may be viewed from River Road in Hillsborough but with much difficulty and uncertain safety.

Redhead with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Redhead with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

A male and female Redhead are settled here for the past week. 12 Ring-necked Ducks were with them this afternoon. 2 Greater Scaup hens are the highlight of the day. This is not a species often encountered in Somerset County although one Greater Scaup female was at this location during the same time period in 2014.

Greater Scaup with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Greater Scaup with Ring-necked Ducks, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

A Red-breasted Merganser drake has also been in this area for the past two weeks.

Red-breasted and Common Merganser drakes in the glare, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Red-breasted and Common Merganser drakes in the glare, Duke Island Park, NJ, Feb. 24, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


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2 Responses to Ducks in the Raritan River, Feb. 24, 2015

  1. Correction: a Greater Scaup female was at this same location during the same time period in 2014, not 2013 as originally stated inthe post.

  2. Pingback: Sandhill Cranes, Ducks, Feb. 25, 2015 | mocosocoBirds

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