Date: 2/13/20 1:06 pm
From: rainyday <c_griz...> [AKBirding] <AKBirding-noreply...>
Subject: [AK Birding] Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Brant, Eurasian Wigeon, and other Ducks
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Brant, Eurasian Wigeon, and other Ducks
Seward, Alaska
Cloudy, windy 25º, snow flurries.
Still hoping for Short-eared Owls, I once again checked the tide flats, but in the afternoon. The tide crept in inexorably, reclaiming its territory, bubbling merrily through holes in the ice pans covering the shore.
This time, the ducks were much closer: MALLARDS, GADWALL, PINTAIL, AMERICAN WIGEON, and EURASIAN WIGEON, at least three drakes and two hens. Two BRANT fed among them; seems like the flock split into smaller groups.
Knowing how hungry they were, I managed to avoid making them fly as I detoured around them on the crusty snow. Tough times for birds.
No Owls or Buntings, but what a treat to see the handsome Eurasian Wigeons and the other waterfowl!
Happy Birding!Carol GriswoldSeward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter
For photos, please visit my blog at https://sporadicbird.blogspot.com





 
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