Date: 3/20/17 4:27 pm From: Tim Hahn <thahnbirder...> Subject: [wisb] Pewaukee Lake full of Diving Ducks
At the suggestion of a fellow Goss Bird Club member, I checked out Pewaukee Lake this afternoon and I was not disappointed. There were well over 2000 ducks of the aythya genus: 800+ REDHEAD, 300+ CANVASBACK, 800+ LESSER SCAUP, and 30+ RING-NECKED DUCKS. Most were seen from the boat launch at Smokie's West just off Cty SS. They were easily flushed by speedy boaters but came back to apparently food rich waters. Also on the lake were all three mergansers: 100+ COMMON, 25+ RED-BREASTED, and a handful of HOODED. Other divers present were COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, and PIED-BILLED and HORNED GREBES. Many more water birds including ducks, mergs, and gulls were too far to be identified.
Tim Hahn Pewaukee, WI Waukesha Cty WBBA II Coordinator Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club