Date: 1/5/18 8:12 am From: Tom <annntom...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lamb Lake
I usually report once we get ice on the lake as local waterfowl accumulate here. Yesterday the hole in the ice was about two football fields. It was smaller on the 2nd. The Mallards are constantly in motion I believe to help keep the ice open. There were approximately 1000 Canada Geese mostly resting on the ice at the edge. It was too difficult to count due to trees and distance from the birds. There were several hundred Mallards. In addition we saw three Pintails and two Black Ducks in that mix. On the way back home in a corn field that is near the lake there were a hundred or so Canada Geese. Among those birds was a lone juvenile Snow Goose. When we arrived home a juvenile Bald Eagle flew over and flushed the 300-400 Canada Geese that were resting and feeding in the snowless area at the boat ramp. Not much diversity but good numbers and the fifth Snow Goose and fourth Pintail observation since I moved back and started keeping lists in 2001.