Friday, April 04, 2014

Friday's Foto

Another bird species that seemed to have been affected by this past winter's "Polar Vortex" was Redhead. One of my favorite ducks, this handsome bird is not seen very often around Brooklyn. This past winter, however, saw several around the area presumably because a lack of open water north and east of the city forced them into the area. Like cowbirds, Redheads are parasitic brooders, laying their eggs in other bird's nests. Common Goldeneyes will also lay their eggs in other waterfowl nests.

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