Schroon Lake: Nature’s Pit Stop For Birds Flying South

  Photo by Pat Thorne. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

 

Photo by Pat Thorne. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Another slice of Mother Nature, courtesy of the sharp eye of Pat Thorne. Writes Pat:

“This flock of 3 males and 1 female Hooded Mergansers were taking a rest stop in Lockwood Bay on Schroon Lake this past weekend.  The female has the reddish brown head and the males are eye catching with their fan-shaped, black and white crest.  They winter in the southeastern part of the United States.  They eat fish, frogs and crustaceans.  They are not a very social birds as they rarely mingle with other birds and usually travel in small flocks of less than 12 birds.  Enjoy."

Thank you Pat.