Apologies -- For those who may have missed the earlier posts on the
Banacle Goose, this was all at the Hinsdale Waterfall Roost.
-- Cliff Seifer
On 3/27/07, Clifford Seifer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I spent over an hour observing the waterfowl from the woods before
> walking out to the bluff over the dam and finding Davis Finch and
> Dennis Abbott observing from that point.
> They had a Coot over by the plant outlet. Some other birds of note
> mixed in with the 100 or so Canda Geese before 6:30:
> At least 4 American Widgeon
> At least 4 Male N. Pintail and 2 females that I found (more Pintails
> came in later too)
> At least 2 Green Wing Teal
> Many Wood Ducks
> A few Hooded Mergansers (numbers down from last week)
> A handful of Common Mergansers
> A handful of Common Goldeneye
> A good number of Ring Neck Ducks (40 or so?)
> Many Mallards
> A few American Black Ducks
> 2 Tree Swallows
> 2 Eastern Phoebe
> Starting at about 6:30, geese started flying in from the fields to the
> south, first in groups of 5-20 and then a large wave off 100+ and
> finally, at 7:00, a massive wave of thousands of birds all passing
> over at once. It was a remarkable sight.
> With the light failing fast, first Davis and then Dennis found the
> Barnacle Goose in their scopes. I lacked their scoping skill but was
> blessed by their company and got some good looks through their scopes.
> I hope I'm not stealing their thunder by posting but with some
> negative reports from earlier in the day, I wanted to make sure folks
> knew the Barnacle Goose had been relocated and is worth searching for
> again today.
> -- Cliff Seifer
> Keene NH