S everal Greater White-fronted Geese were located at Pt. Mouillee SGA a number of days back. After being seen once more the other day I determined to get hold of the bike as well as go out to see if I might transfer them. Skies were dark, unclear, as well as the risk of rainfall remained in the projection so I recognized that digital photography would certainly not be really productive. It was dark adequate to really feel ‘sunset’ throughout the mid-afternoon hrs of this cool, moist January day.
With temperatures at 33F the ground was soft as well as riding was a little bit exhausting. Mouillee Creek as well as the Walpatich Devices were peaceful with just the arbitrary ‘tsip” of a Track Sparrow to damage the silence. Thankfully, I faced a huge group of American Tree Sparrows roosting in the phragmites lining the Lengthy Fish pond System. Sixty to seventy birds were flying back as well as forth throughout the route in advance of me as well as I just took care of a solitary bird.
I scoped the Humphries System southern of the joint of the Vermet, Long Fish Pond as well as Center Embankment joint as well as located a pair loads Canada Geese, Mute Swans as well as Mallard I had the ability to see 3 Greater White-fronted Geese amongst them yet they were just noticeable at 60X power. Their orange expenses as well as white face spot were the only functions recognizable in the haze as well as haze.
A Red-tailed Hawk was set down on a signpost up in advance yet it flew as I came close to. As I enjoyed it wing its method along the route north towards the North Embankment a set of North Harriers flew out over the Humphries System.
I would certainly see both the Red-tailed Hawk as well as a North Harrier on my trip back to the vehicle as well as be pleased with document photos in notsogood illumination.
Numerous hundred Mallard in the Long Fish pond System maintained flushing in arbitrary instructions yet couple of birds flew back towards my instructions. A couple of American Black Duck were amongst them.
I was material with seeing the GWFG’s as well as obtaining a couple of photos in the extreme problems.