by Carl Strang
This has been a good spring for migrant ducks at Mayslake Forest Preserve. Two new species have added themselves to the preserve’s bird list, a female goldeneye on May’s Lake a couple weeks ago, and a pair of gadwalls last week.
More expected but no less enjoyable have been a few wood ducks on May’s Lake.
As of yesterday, the bufflehead pair I reported last week still was hanging out in the stream corridor marsh after 6 days. I have tried to catch a glimpse of what they are eating, but no luck so far. Do they swallow while submerged?