Date: 9/10/19 9:00 am From: Josh Spice <joshspice...> Subject: [obol] Heavy rain, High water, Displaced birds
FYI, at Fern Ridge on Royal this morning, Pond 5 and 6 mudflats have been nearly covered up with water from the recent heavy rains. This has displaced most of the birds and scattered them out into new areas they weren't previously using. Less birds present than Sunday morning, but a huge flock of mallards on Pond 6 that departed after first light.
If someone has time, it'd be worth going to check the entire area, including off 126 to find where the birds have moved to, if they are even mostly still using the area. It was raining hard and also fairly dark, so I didn't spend much time there looking. I also think checking the farm fields off Ken Nielsen Rd might be worthwhile.
I didn't see any of the special birds this morning.
This high water notice is a heads up for anywhere that's been receiving the heavy rains of late. The birds may not be where they've been, even as of yesterday. Look where you may not otherwise.
Josh Spice Eugene, OR 907.888.2160 www.staysanesleepoutside.com
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