Early Waterfowl and the Caspian Terns
- Fri-Sat, 20-21 Aug 2010 -- Toby Tobkin has noticed early ducks arriving with
the N Shoveler at Caspar Pond (Sat) and a N Pintail at Hare Creek on Friday.
Also, the Gtr White-fronted Goose at the UWTP last week (CEV) seemed to
be early. Maybe it summered in a somewhat local spot and is just now getting
the urge to move on. Jim just arrived home from Minnesota, where he noted a
lack of ducks for mid-August. He did see a pair of Eastern Kingbirds in West
Minnesota three days ago (and they are supposed to be regular, early migrants).
It is a different type of year.
I talked with Becky about her 82 Caspian Terns flying south along Ten Mile
beach. I saw at least half of them from my living room window. In just a
few minutes Friday afternoon, I saw about 45 CATEs flying by heading south
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, CA
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