Dec 052017
 


Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve is located in Milford, Connecticut only minutes from I-95 and dozens of other highly valued birding venues.

Images presented in this blog article were capture on a pair of visits made to the trail, one in late October and one in late November.

While the preserve constitutes nearly 36 acres, I would make my observations from one primary point overlooking the main pond behind the elementary school.

The American Wigeon above (image 8) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The American Wigeon above (image 1) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The Pied-billed Grebe above (image 2) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The Mallard above (image 3) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The Mallard above (image 4) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The American Wigeon above (image 5) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The American Wigeon above (image 6) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

Once taking a gander at the waterfowl that seems omnipresent on the water’s surface, it pays to be looking skyward for bird activity flying overhead. eBird data indicates 181 species at this serene venue as of this writing.

The Turkey Vulture above (image 7) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

The Red-tailed Hawk above (image 9) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in October 2017.

A future visit will certainly allow for a more thorough exploration of the property. The trail appears to primarily offer views of the main pond, although the four other primary ponds appear to be accessible.

The Hooded Merganser above (image 10) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in November 2017.

The Gadwall with American Wigeon above (image 11) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in November 2017.

Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve should definitely be on your itinerary when traveling through the area.

The Mallard with American Coot above (image 12) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in November 2017.

The American Wigeon above (image 13) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in November 2017.

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The Hooded Merganser above (image 14) was photographed at Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail in November 2017.

 

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This blog is updated every Friday (preferably) and randomly, primarily on the subject of wildlife observation in the state of Florida. This blog is in conjunction with my secondary photo site at http://www.pbase.com/jkrnm5/

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