> YES I KNOW, MALLARDS ARE NOT VERY EXCITING__
Memory of the event is distant and foggy, but probablythe largest
flock of non-Sooty Shearwaters I've seen inOregon was (at least) 6
figures Mallards, I think (?)on the Columbia near or at Umatilla NWR.
This was on a whirlwind day trip to NE Oregon with Dave Irons& Fix in
the late '80s. Not sure if this was a normalconcentration at that
time, but certainly an excitingspectacle that I still picture