March 15, 2013

Montrose Beach

Ice encrusted Montrose Beach, looking west from the fishhook pier. This is spring? (click to see the larger version)

There seemed to be some movement this morning, especially waterfowl. The slight southerly component to the wind must have done some good, though it still felt like winter. Some of the birds I saw include:

Canada Geese – ~200, in groups of 10s, 20s, and 30s
White-winged Scoter – 1
Canvasback – 6
Ring-necked Duck – 2 in the harbor
Scaup sp – ~50
Northern Shoveler – 2
Green-winged Teal – 1
Gadwall – 2
Great Blue Heron – 1
Lapland Longspur – 1
Snow Bunting – 1

1 thought on “March 15, 2013

  1. retiree

    For the second year in a row a banded Canada Goose from Parkersburg, Iowa has graced us at Montrose. It was banded on 17 JUN 04 with the sex unknown. The goose was born in 2003 or earlier.

    The cormorants have arrived on the Water Reclamation Building out in the lake.

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