Date: 3/17/17 9:03 am
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Columbia scaup
The weather has been quite cold for months. Many riverside lagoons created
by rights of way were frozen. I think diving ducks and puddle ducks alike
rely heavily on these and they relocated as needed.

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> On Feb. 21 I drove thru the gorge on hwy 14 Washington side) from The
> Dalles to Vancouver because I wanted to check out several locations where
> Scaup flocks have wintered in the past. I was surprised by how few birds I
> found at Lyle, Bingen, Drano Lake, etc.
> Wayne
> On 3/16/2017 8:18:16 AM, <5hats...> <5hats...> wrote:
> In the times I have checked scaup flocks resting on the Columbia I have
> never done percentage counts, but neither have I had difficulty finding
> Greaters, often in large numbers. Speaking of scaup, on our trip up the
> Columbia on March 8 we saw almost no ducks of any kind from Troutdale to
> Umatilla. It just seemed like ducks were almost completely absent. On the
> return trip March 14 we noted good sized flocks on the river between the
> Oregon border and Hat Rock State Park in Umatilla County. It seems odd
> that there were so few in the lower Columbia and so many there.
> Darrel

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