While I cant answer for the other flocks you observed, Dean Schuler and I
saw 3 large flocks of Brant go winging northward over the Pacific today.
Im willing to bet that that was what you observed.
These were VERY loose flocks and NOT a classic V. The first numbered nearly
500 birds and the 2nd and 3rd ones were approx. one-halve of that: we
believed wed observed more than 1,000 Brant beginning ~12:30 PM near the
country line from our bluff-top home.
We actually opened one of our ocean-facing windows and listened to their
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Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 2:52 PM
Subject: [Mendobirds] Re: Brant at Navarro River Sat. ~1pm
Can anyone tell me what kind of bird is flying NORTH low over the ocean in a
loose, undulating V? From my home in Anchor Bay I saw a large flock about 1
pm today of dozens of dark birds. Geese? Brant? I am too far away to
identify. These birds have been seen several times over the past ten days,
always flying north.
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