Zilch. Has to be the wind.... I stayed in one area - the crossdike - just scanning. I scanned wrack lines. I pished, I made other noises...... I squeaked. Nothing....... I went around the dikes twice. No difference for sparrows. I actually had no sparrows around the wildlife drive. Very strange.
And no Chat along the eco trail. I had yet another Phoebe near Lilly Lake though. Nice! But I want a new January bird!
Lots of waterfowl species in the east pool mainly at Forsythe. I wasn't scanning everything. I was trying to find an Ipswich. Or any sparrow my second time around.
I scanned the close Snow Geese well. No Ross's. One had to be around. Law of averages.
I will be curious as to numbers of Ipswich when we get the final report. Were they all concentrated somewhere maybe? Like I had 189 Hooded Mergs just in the experimental pool that I hit after my second loop around. Wow! That's actually not a high count for me - I have seen over 200 around Brig before. But thats the whole refuge, not one pool!