Date: 5/19/19 6:00 am From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...> Subject: [obol] Re: Shorebirds
We see this mallard behavior fairly regularly at Coos Bay North Spit in particular. We are fairly certain they are feeding on the mole crabs. I have had discussions about this with some researcher in California (I believe). It's a "thing" with mallards, apparently.......
cheers Dave Lauten
On 5/18/2019 2:31 PM, Roy Lowe wrote: > I walked 1.5 miles of beach south of Alsea Bay this morning and 0,5 > miles north of Alsea Bay. The only shorebirds I observed were 22 > whimbrel feeding along the surf, 1 sanderling with a badly injured leg > up high on the beach, and 5 snowy plovers. Two flocks of western > Canada geese were observed headed north on their annual molting flight > but the most curious observation was a male mallard acting as if it > were a surf scoter feeding in the shallow surf (photos attached). > > Roy > >