Vale Sewage Pond area was very muddy and had deep puddles and I could not / did not try to make it in to check birds. Not even sure whether the ponds were frozen etc. Ontario Sewage ponds facility has maintained road access but 4 of the 5 ponds were totally frozen. The open pond had: 45 Gadwall 1 Common Goldeneye 1 Redhead 3 Lesser Scaup 1 Ring-necked 1 Bufflehead, in poor condition Mallards Killdeer all over. Period. No Swallows over here.
I suspect that with the river open, most birds are there. Flocks of Brewer's and Red-winged Blackbirds mixed with Starlings were in many places and in flocks of all sizes. Nothing unusual found with any of them I was able to look at closely. Otherwise highway driving and no stopping. Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>