Saturday, September 7, 2013

Forty eight Wood Ducks coming to the Monticello Roost

Tonight I made another dusk visit to the roost at the water treatment plant on Monticello.

There were ~780 large waders roosting, all white species (White Ibis, Great, Snowy, and Cattle Egrets).  Hundreds of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks flying about, hundreds of Laughing Gulls roosting, as usual.

Wood Ducks continue to fly in at dusk; tonight's count was 48.  Every time I arrive, they are already coming in- so I don't know how many arrived before hand.  They typically disappear into the wet thickets so it is not feasible to count them after arrival.

Good birding,


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