1119Hooded Merganser, Ring-n Duck
- Dec 31, 2004NICE, LAK FRI. DEC 31, 3:00-4:00 PM
HOODED MERGANSER continues at the ponds (flooded rice
fields) just west of the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff 1/4 - 1/2
mi. south of Hwy. 20. Also, two recognizable male
RING-N DUCKS today. I have seen 4-10 Hoodeds here
since mid Dec. They are also seen on the slough
channel just SW of here. Also here this afternoon:
Mallard - 125 Gadwall - 25 N Shoveler - 30
Green-w Teal - 25 N Pintail - 4 (2 pair)
Am Wigeon - 45 (probably many more further back)
Am Pipit - 2
Also, one PHAINOPEPLA flew over the road (Cutoff)
right in front of me just west of the S-turn 12/30
at approx. 1:45 PM.
The SNOW GOOSE was still at Library Park 12/30.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
~ Jeff Hayes~
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