Following Craig's report from yesterday, I stopped at Church Slough se of Kalispell this evening, and was surprised at how many waterfowl were already there. With the ice 15% gone already, things might happen quickly. Saw the one Eurasian Wigeon, many Canada Geese, including a few Lessers, and good numbers of Greater Scaup. Pintail and American Wigeon numbers fairly low, but I bet that changes rapidly, as birds were arriving while I watched. My eBird checklist follows.
Church Slough, Flathead, US-MTMar 1, 2013 4:57 PM - 5:33 PMProtocol: Traveling1.0 mile(s)Comments: Open water about 15% <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.4.423 species (+1 other taxa)Canada Goose 1200Canada Goose (parvipes) 15Tundra Swan 3Gadwall 4Eurasian Wigeon 1American Wigeon 8Mallard 66Northern Pintail 45Green-winged Teal 3Canvasback 6Redhead 35Ring-necked Duck 22Greater Scaup 120Common Goldeneye 1Hooded Merganser 2Common Merganser 4Ring-necked Pheasant 1Great Blue Heron 4Ring-billed Gull 2Herring Gull 2European Starling 45Red-winged Blackbird 3Brewer's Blackbird 1House Finch 3View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist?subID=S13232844This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)