Date: 2/24/18 6:16 am From: William Rowe <rowemb45...> Subject: Riverlands follow-up
Following up on David Becher's and Dave Haenni's reports, Riverlands yesterday (Friday) was pretty much teeming with birds. There were thousands of gulls resting in flocks on the exposed mud, among them 3 Lesser Black-backs and an Iceland Gull. The mud expanse, with fish, attracted far more eagles than there have been at RMBS all winter: I counted a conservative 60 (including 50 in a single 180-degree sweep from the east end of Riverlands Way).
Between Ellis Bay, Heron Pond, and Lincoln-Shields, I had 21 waterfowl species, with roughly 7000 Snow Geese and also a very conservative 100 Ross's Geese. Horned Grebes are in, too (9). Even sparrows were more numerous than earlier. My list is here: