Pennsylvania Game News - March 2016 - 59

MARCH 1967
It's showing-off time for male ducks and pheasants. March provides
a hot meal from the swamp, cool specimens from a brook, and a
cold bath for waxwings.

M

ARCH and waterfowl go
together. Even in that blustery
period when winter rages at
being asked to leave, and wind-lashed
trees sway against the scudding clouds,
we just naturally expect to see ducks and
geese.
We're seldom disappointed, for it takes
more than cold and wind to hold them
back. Scaups move up from the Bay in
early March, the weather ready or not,
and with them come goldeneyes to bolster
our local flocks, and dazzling little buffleheads. When the "V's" of Canada geese
stream into view, we know winter's grip
is broken. Baldpates, pintails, mallards,
ring-necked ducks, and a few redheads
and "cans" come north in their wake.
This is a great time for duck-watching,
and in one respect, at least it is more
rewarding than in the "good old days."
The innumerable farm ponds that have
sprung up all over the countryside attract
migrating ducks and geese where none
were seen before. In the past few years I
have counted seventeen species of wild

MARCH 2016	

waterfowl on those miniature lakes in
our neighborhood, including whistling
swans, Canada geese, shovellers, and old
squaws. Last winter, a European teal spent
some time on a pond near Millersburg,
and loons, grebes, and other diving birds
are often seen.
Even the mountainous parts of Pennsylvania have their waterfowl havens.
Buffleheads, mergansers, blacks, and mallards rest and feed on woodland streams;
mallards, wood ducks, and hooded mergansers remain to nest. Waterfowl of every
sort bob on the rough surface of natural
lakes, state park lakes, flood control dams,
and hydroelectric impoundments.
Practically all of the species recorded
in North America have been seen in
Pennsylvania, with the exception of a few
accidentals. My own sight records exceed
thirty species for the state, and birders who
have spent more time at Lake Erie and
the extreme lower Susquehanna, where
accidentals are more likely to occur, could
add to the list.
There are several good reasons for
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