Date: 1/11/18 6:36 am From: Jud Johnston <rivendell...> [albirds] <albirds-noreply...> Subject: [ALBIRDS] Slow Waterfowl Day at Waterloo
What with all the waterfowl rarities popping up in North Alabama and Tennessee this season, Sylvia and I slipped over to Waterloo yesterday before the rain to see whether there might be something interesting lingering there. It was 45 degrees with a strong SSE wind, which must have inspired most of the ducks to fly elsewhere, if they were here in the first place. Very low water in Second Creek. There were a few dozen mallards and hooded mergansers, about 30 ring-necked ducks, and five goldeneye. No loons, no horned grebes, and no scoters. Even coot and pied-billed grebe numbers were low. We did flush a bald eagle from a perch about 30 feet over the road on LC1. Estimated 90 white pelicans at their usual roosting place across the river from the town observation point.