Although, one of the great places to photograph waterfowl And other birds in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I call Jenney Pond, because it is the location of the Jenney Grist Mill its actual name is and is located in Town Brook Park, according to Google maps. Year-round, there is a resident population of Mallards, Canada Geese and Mute Swans. In the warmer months, Wood Ducks can be found there.
Once fall and winter arrives, the number of species found there increases. In fact, you never know at any one day what you will find. I have seen and photographed Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye’s, Ring-Neck Duck, Hooded Mergansers, Red Breasted Merganser, Gadwall ‘s and some other species. The best time to photograph is when there has been a number of days with the temperatures below freezing in the pond ices over, but the lower around usually remains ice free and concentrates the waterfowl, so with that it is easier to photograph them.
An overcast day is better than a sunny day, because of the location of the sun, especially in the afternoon. Portions of the bank are elevated above the water, so you need to get down low, but you are still shooting down on the birds. Other sections of the bank are just above the water and you can shoot directly at the birds.
Because it is a town park, there is adequate parking and the only major problem is people walking their dogs. So if you have a chance this winter and are in the vicinity of Plymouth, Massachusetts, come and visit Jenney pond and enjoy the scenery and all the birds that are in the area.
I photograph the natural beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other locations Country and elsewhere. I also publish a blog about the area and other interesting vistas and locations.
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