Date: 3/28/18 6:25 am From: Raburn Howland <rhowland...> Subject: [birders] Hundreds of ducks on Portage Lake
This morning there have been several very large flocks of ducks on Portage Lake- on the Washtenaw/Livingston line- with more arriving by the minute. Along with single Common Loon the species include Canvas Backs, Redheads, Common and Red Breasted Mergs, Greater and Lesser Scaups, Buffleheads, American Coots, Black Ducks, Mallards and several grebes. The total earlier was probably in excess of 1,000 although it appears to be thinning out at 9:30,
They have been very skittish and tend to move around quite a bit. the vast majority are now congregated at the south end of the lake out in front of the Portage Yacht Club and near the bridge over the entrance into Little Portage.