Monday, February 27, 2012

Feb 27, 2012: Wolf's Field Notes



Just two weeks ago we had several hundred to over 2000 Canada Geese and over 300 Mallards. Lately, the numbers have dwindled to almost nothing. With the south lake about 80% ice-free, I only found 6 Canada Geese and 4 Mallards on the water. However, on the various ponds, there were an additional 48 Canada Geese and 55 Mallards. The best find today were the 7 Trumpeter Swans (6 adults and a near-adult immature, the right-most bird in the photograph). When they were first sighted, they were swimming in the open water and then ended up on the ice sheet in the west bay. All had "rust" stained heads and necks.

Wolf

Wolfgang Oesterreich
Ames

1 comment:

  1. Phyllis PrichardMarch 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Was that the seventh day of Christmas that you saw seven swans a-swimming?

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