Saturday, April 9, 2011

Long Tailed Duck at Mentor Headlands

Today, my husband and I were walking at Mentor Headlands State Park, on the dunes trail leading to the lighthouse. A few birders gave us a heads up that there was a long tailed duck sitting by a log on the shore closer to the lighthouse. When we got to the location the duck was still there, although it was very hard to spot at first, being perfectly camouflaged by the colors of the pebbly beach. We are fairly certain this is an adult female as it does not have a long tail!

This duck is not normally spotted in this area, so we’re so thankful that those other birders tipped us off to this rare find!

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