Ring-necks and also Otter At Preserve.
Middlesex Land Depend On has actually protected regarding 50 various tracts in my location. Among them is the Highland Fish pond protect in Middletown which has actually ended up being a wonderful little honeyhole of a fish pond. It is a tiny fish pond that is bordered by a tiny domestic area however has actually produced a great deal of good finds for me throughout the years. it benefits a wonderful selection of ducks specifically.
The last time I went to there it was a dismal, raw day however it was still worth a see. I saw Green-winged Teal and also a couple of Ring-necked Ducks. There is a ring on the necks of these ducks however it is refined and also you do not constantly see the ring. If you look carefully at the neck you can see just how it has a minor adjustment of shade near the base of the neck. Another thing captured my interest. Initially, I could not make heads or tails of what I was seeing. I saw the head and also believed that does not resemble a beaver? After that I saw the tail and also understood that most definitely isn’t a beaver tail! There were in fact 2 river otters in the fish pond! They were rolling about turning up their tails and also having a grand old time. One also captured a fish however with the inadequate illumination I had a bumpy ride obtaining clear images with my factor and also shoot. River Otters aren’t that uncommon in Connecticut however you do not reach see them typically. They take a trip backwards and forwards streams and also rivers relocating from one fish pond to an additional. They are difficult, dexterous killers that consume all kind of points consisting of ducks, beavers and also raccoons!