Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 4/3/15

All photos are Marshall Faintich

There was a break in the rain this afternoon, so I went for a hike here in Stoney Creek. I saw some of the usual woodland birds, and Pine Warblers were singing in the small pine forest at the end of my street.


Pine Warbler

As I approached Lake Monocan, I heard more Pine Warblers and a Belted Kingfisher. There was a Pied-billed Grebe in the lake - a fairly common visitor. But then I saw more birds in the lake.


Pied-billed Grebe

There was a female Red-breasted Merganser swimming with six Horned Grebes! I had seen a couple of Horned Grebes in Lake Monocan in previous years, but never more than two at a time. The Horned Grebes had plumages ranging from partial to full breeding colors.


Red-breasted Merganser and Horned Grebes


Red-breasted Merganser and Horned Grebes


Red-breasted Merganser and Horned Grebe


Red-breasted Merganser and Horned Grebes


Red-breasted Merganser and Horned Grebes


Horned Grebe


Horned Grebes


Horned Grebes


Horned Grebes


Horned Grebes


Horned Grebes



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