[Tweeters] Lower River Rd and the return of the cacklers
rflores_2 at msn.com
Wed Sep 24 15:24:37 PDT 2014
Today I stopped at the Lower River Rd Pool to look for the solitary sandpiper seen several times recently and had no luck.. I did find three American pipits though.
The corn fields along Lower River rd have started attracting migrating geese. Today as I was in the area watching the river ( this morning) Cackling geese and lesser Canada geese began descending on the fields. When i left there were around 2000 cacklers and 500 lesser Canada geese near Frenchman's Bar.
At Shillipo WMA, NW Erwin O Rieger Mem Hwy, i found 92 American white pelicans forging in a wetland also 78 sandhill cranes nearby and another 450 cackling geese came in. Along the rd i found large numbers of cedar waxwing, American goldfinch and E. starlings feeding on blackberries. Also of note a Wilson's and yellow-rumped warbler also a fox sparrow.
I also found large numbers of American widgeon and lesser numbers of northern pintail on Post Office Lake, Ridgefield NWR at the end of Lower River Road.
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