Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heavens to mergatroyd.

The relatively small, absolutely shallow, man-made pond at Garden City Park has for several days (at least), been a stopover for rafts of mergansers, both Common,

and Hooded.  Today I counted 18 Common, 14 Hooded Mergansers, twice what I've ever seen of either species at the park.

What does it mean?  Why so mergy, why now?

I don't know. 

Needless to say, sticklebacks and feral goldfish are nervous.

1 comment:

pattib said...

I don't think I've ever seen the word "mergatroyd" in print! Love your posts, especially your titles.