After my first post, I had to make the special trip to check out Marion Dobb's great
raft of ducks and they were still there. These cold fronts are great for bringing
birds down. We stayed out in the cold about 45 minutes counting heads. The
canvasbacks were gone as were about 1/2 the redheads. But hopefully they will stay
until tomorrow if some more Romans would like to see this.
What a difference a day makes. Observed at 6:00pm.
"Stephen P. Stewart" wrote:
> That is a remarkable diversity of waterfowl for this lake. I check it out about
> every 3 days. I guess that shows just how quickly things can change at this
> time of the year. I was there yesterday from 4:15 - 4:30pm and there was
> nothing there but coots and 5 Canada geese, no grebe either. If it weren't for
> bad luck!!
> Stephen Stewart
> Marion Dobbs wrote:
> > At Garden Lakes this cold, windy, snow -flurried morning...
> > In addition to the usual Am. Coots, Ring-necked Ducks, Am. Wigeons, the
> > wintering Horned Grebe, a few Ruddy Ducks and Pied-billed Grebes, there were
> > several Lesser Scaup, 14 Buffleheads, 1 (at least - lots of head-tucking
> > going on) Canvasback, approximatley 150 Redheads, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers.
> > Add a few Ring-billed Gulls and Fish Crows for atmosphere.
> > Marion M. Dobbs
> > Rome GA
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