Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Influx !

With the weather conditions overnight, an expected arrival of spring birds appeared today.  Waterfowl topped the list.  Hundreds of Tundra Swans were all over the Wallaceburg area today, and puddle ducks were evident in numbers as well.

This evening I found a nice assortment of puddle ducks in a field at the west end of Holt Line.  Of course Mallard was the most abundant, but there were Black, Wood Ducks, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal and even a couple of Ring-necked Ducks.

Gulls and Great Blue Herons showed up too.  The Snye has finally opened up a bit so there was lots to see along there today.

Ring-necked Ducks have arrived en masse in the last day or so.  About a hundred were around Sombra this evening mixed in with the other divers.
Yesterday five male Wood Ducks at Port Lambton were nice to see first thing in the morning.
Today there were lots of geese.  I saw a flock of Canada Geese in the distance over Robert's Landing on the Michigan side that had four or five smaller ones.  Distance and lighting was tough, but I assume they were Cackling.

Thousands of ducks are still on the St. Clair River so take advantage of it!

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