Hundreds of Ring-necked Ducks were still there yesterday afternoon. Shirley Zundell -----Original Message-----
From: pam voss <[log in to unmask]>
To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Fri, Nov 9, 2018 10:07 am
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Ring-necked Ducks at Sandbar Fishing Access, Milton, VT
Have the ducks moved on from the Causeway in Milton?
On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:31 PM Liz Lackey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A whooping 700 plus Ring-necked ducks were encountered today at the
> beginning of the eastern end of Sandbar Causeway, Milton VT. They were
> observed in the open water to the south of the causeway, across the road
> from the fishing access pull off located there. At first I thought I was
> looking at a lot stumps and mud that were exposed from low water levels.
> But thru my scope saw that it was a huge mass of sleeping ducks. Luckily I
> made a count by estimates of 10s, 50s and 100s before they woke up and
> started actively moving about. It was quite the sight.
> To scan this location, one must follow a short trail from the parking
> area, and stand on the north side of the road. This means that cars and
> trucks will be whizzing thru your field of view as you scan across the
> road. However a stout guard rail makes a good barrier.
> I’ve seen hundreds of Wood Ducks in this area before, but never this many
> Ring-necks. For that matter, this many Ring-necks together, ever.
> Enjoy the unexpected,
> Liz Lackey