Freezout Sunday AM
Two species to add the the 2013 Freezout Lake bird list this morning...a
Eurasian Wigeon and three Tundra Swans. Still 3-400 Snow Geese.
Good numbers of Snow Geese...Perhaps 35,000.
Swan count was also good...3,035.
Ducks, mostly Northern Pintails were still surprising strong, no count
but several carpets of ducks, particularly on Pond 2.
Sunrise estimate of vehicles enjoying the flyout was about 60...nice to
have you here.
- Happy Birthday Carolyn!
I can't imagine a better way to spend a Spring Birthday.
Robins are playing grab-ass, flickers crying out and a pair of trumpeters flew right over my head at Mayors Landing the other day. Joyous Springtime!
--- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, Carolyn Hopper <cowgirl@...> wrote:
> It was awesome!! A great way to spend my birthday! Soul lifting sights -
- Howdy MOB,
Started the day with a soft snowfall that ended by 10:00AM.
I found 2,636 Canada Geese...all feeding in fields east of the Lake.
The first gull of the year was found far out in Pond 4 and an immature
bird so species remained an unknown. The same 10 Tundra Swans continued.
The south end of Pond 4 was the best location today (again). The first
bird I found in the scope was a/the Sabine's Gull adult. It was joined
soon by two juvenile Sabine's (tough to ID until they flew). The
Black-bellied Plover count was 18, and the Bonaparte's Gull had found
its way to the area. The Snow Geese were not found. A flock of about a
dozen White-faced Ibis was at Pond 3.