The 5 Redheads, Greater Scaup and 3 American Coot of Bertrand Island remain in the confines of what little open water there is at Lake Hopatcong. They are present since February 28, at least. 8 Common Mergansers and 4 Buffleheads have recently joined the Bertrand Island party.
As to what activity the above Redhead is engaged in is for you, the reader, to interpret.
Lake Musconetcong currently has the most waterfowl of any Morris lake as it thaws little by little: 35 Mute Swans, 58 Ring-necked Ducks, 34 Bufflehead, 4 Common Goldeneye, 20 Hooded Mergansers, 90 Common Mergansers, 8 Mallards, a pair of Canada Geese, 2 American Black Ducks and 2 Killdeer.
The modest diversity of waterfowl at the partly open north end of Boonton Reservoir earlier in the week has vanished as of today. Not even Ring-necked Ducks were present. 60 Common Mergansers and 4 Bufflehead represent the total number of ducks this afternoon.
The Delaware and Raritan Canal Towpath had the following waterfowl today: 16 Ring-necked Ducks, 14 Bufflehead, 25 Common Goldeneye, 29 Common Mergansers and 1 Red-breasted Merganser drake. Swallow season is picking up as 80 Tree Swallows were tallied (Jeff Ellerbusch).
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