Earlier this week, my son and I traveled down to Acushnet, hoping to find the rare geese swans that have been present in the local area. When we arrived at the address, given any bird, there were a couple of problems. One, the land was private, and there was a fence present. The sun was shining directly at us, and although we could see waterfowl in the pond, they were just silhouettes.
We decided to swing around the Acushnet and Rochester area, hoping to locate the birds that we were looking for. But, no luck. We did find flocks of Canada geese.
Checking out areas that we had previously visited, we found the swan still on the Massasoit River and the beautiful pond reflections.
We discovered older barns, the first Christian society church in North Fairhaven c1851, the landscape of a field with hay bales, and the Rochester Firemen Memorial.
On our way home, we visited the causeway in-between-the-ponds and the cranberry bogs. Almost all the bogs are covered with water and ice. At the marsh, which is part of the cranberry bog area, there was a large flock of mallards and one hooded merganser.
Interesting, was the frozen cranberries in the ice.
When we got close to Assawomsett Pond, my son noticed waterfowl in front of us in the pond. We parked at Tamarack Park, and cross the street and found flocks of mallards, hooded mergansers, and common mergansers. I also was able to get an image of a downy woodpecker feeding on berries.