Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt
Date of Trip: Saturday, March 15, 2008
Location: Howard Waterfowl Search
Details: Elkhorn, Wilde, Centennial Lakes, Triadelphia Reservoir. Half day, 08:00-14:00. Mostly sunny, fairly stiff breeze, temps ranging from mid-40s to low 60s.
Number on trip: 8
(Numbers of individuals are shown if they were recorded.)
A Pine Warbler was heard on the MontCo side at Greenbridge. Herring Gulls at Wilde in a.m. and Kittamaqundi in p.m. No sign of Great Black-backed Gull. Hybrids: Possible Mallard/Black Duck at Wilde Lake. Forebay Pond had two hybrid geese, part Canada. A similar one was seen at Centennial. The American Kestrel was on the wire along Ten Oaks Rd. between Brighton Dam Rd. and rt. 108. Two possible Wilson's Snipe glimpsed at Forebay. Mike Kerwin saw another at Centennial shortly before group arrived at his usual station on the south shore. Bald Eagle appeared to be a non-adult, but light was bad. No way to estimate the number of Common Grackles. It was a LOT. General lack of waterfowl about! There were 6 scaup sp. at Greenbridge.