- This morning at Rodman Slough, Darlene Hecomovich and Jeanette Knight found an Emperor Goose. The bird has since been seen by myself and several other people. Look for the wide pullout about 7/10's of a mile from the Rodman Slough Bridge (up the slough) on the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff Road. The bird was swimming and feeding near the mud and gravel bar. After the bird swam out of sight at this location I found I could view it with a scope from the pullout on the northeast end of the bridge.
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There is a Tundra Swan (Imm.) feeding just West of the Rodman Slough Island. The bird didn't seem to mind that I was only about 50 yards from it. Also, just east (20 yards)of the Rodman Slough Bridge there is a Phainopepla. This is the exact place I saw two of them earlier in the year on the North side of the road.