Date: 2/26/18 6:11 pm From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] Waterfowl moving through in Fluvanna
Ruddy duck no.s at the Lake Monticello Golf Course Pond have gone up from the single digits to 24. The golf course also proved a great place to view a 1-minute rainbow. On Lake Monticello itself there were two horned grebes (for whatever reason these don't appear to winter on the lake), a few pied-billeds, 20 American coots (a nice high count given that this isn't a deep freeze, and this species had left the lake after the bomb cyclone in January), 2 hooded mergansers (wintering individuals have left Fluvanna for the season), and 2 buffleheads (another species whose wintering population has largely left the county.) A bonus was a truly sublime sunset.