3/05/2006

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Late Winter Waterfowl



Warm temperatures today led to a trip down to Tommy Thompson Park. The highlight of the day was a Northern Shrike observed in the toplands area. It was otherwise very quiet for landbirds although there were good numbers of waterfowl around including; Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Greater Scaup, Redhead, Bufflehead, Long-tailed Duck and Common Goldeneye.

No signs of spring migrants yet although a warm front is due to arrive late this week which will bring in some new species to the area! This would be good timing given that we will be starting spring migration monitoring at TTPBRS on April 1st.