Date: 2/9/18 10:05 am From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...> Subject: [obol] Signs of Winter!
Roy's post reminded me that I forgot to mention while doing Snowy Plover surveys at New River, we noted multiple huge flocks of SURF SCOTORS just offshore of the spit of New River. I suspect that there were some 3-5000 individuals in about 3-4 huge flocks just beyond the breakers. Very impressive. This area is very sandy and flat bottom with no rocky structure. This is also an area that has had large numbers of mole crabs the past few years, but these rafts of scotors were out further than the breakers. For there to be this many there must be some food resource they were exploiting. At the time they were roosting, not feeding.
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