There are 12 Red-breasted Mergansers (6 males, 6 females) near the center
of Radnor Lake this morning, an unusual sight for Radnor.
A male Red-headed Woodpecker was harassing a pair of Pileateds in a big
tree behind the dead tree where the Red-headeds are often seen. This is
about 60 yards east of the cormorant point across the lake from the road.
When I came back to that area later, both Pileateds were gone but the
Red-head was still there.
And a pair of Wood Ducks were searching for a nesting hole in the woods
along the dam road. The female investigated three holes while the male
followed her around, each making soft murmuring sounds. Then they flew down
to the lake, mated, and the female bathed.
A Winter Wren was singing its beautiful, energetic song at the east end of
the lake. And the first trout lilies I've seen this year were blooming
along the road near the center of the lake.
Lots of bird behavior to enjoy out there!