Montezuma Birding (and Nature) Trail

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refuge Main Pool at dusk, 3/6/13

Posted by Dave Spier on March 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM

From Janet Akin, "I was on the Main Pool Tower last night (3/6/13) for Winter Raptor Survey and the movement of birds at dusk was amazing. Thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds, smaller numbers of Common Crackles and a few Rusty Blackbirds were staging along Wildlife Drive and then flew in small flocks into the the marsh. The flight into the marsh started about 5:55. The sound was deafening. While the black birds were gathering thousands of Snow Geese and Canada geese passed overhead heading to the lake. Mixed in with the geese were thousands of ducks and hundreds of Tundra Swans. As I looked from the tower to the east the sky was filled with the birds for as far as you could see in all directions. Out in the dry marsh Northern Harriers were hunting. In the tree at the spillway at one point there were six Bald Eagles. It was an unforgettable hour of nonstop birds." Good Birding, Janet Akin

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