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Eurasian Wigeon and Loggerhead Shrike in N. Mecklenburg
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- From: "Tom Lorenzin" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 18:18:04 -0500
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Migrating waterfowl seem to be the latest thing:
Yesterday's success at Coddle Creek pumped me up, so I did the rounds of
University Place Lake, McGuire Nuclear's Cooling Ponds, and Cowans Ford WR.
Highlights included two brown-headed, light-beige-capped Eurasian Wigeon
males among 14 mixed M/F American Wigeons split between both E and W ponds
at Cowans Ford. Also seen there:
Sharp-shinned Hawk and other more common raptors
plus the usual suspects, B-H Nuthatches, E. BBs, AmGoldfinch, et al.
McGuire yielded a strange sight: This time a year ago (1/18/99) I found my
first lone female Canvasback among a group of Greater and Lesser Scaup at
the W cooling pond. Today, same occurrence. No male Canvasback in sight.
Just a lone female hanging about with Scaup. Identity crisis? She thinx
she's a Scaup? I hesitate to think that this is the same individual as last
year, but the circumstances point in that direction. Also seen at McGuire
Ring-necked Dux (only two birds; a M/F pair)
Loggerhead Shrike seen on wire and foraging about next to Hiwassee Rd. 0.5
mi. E of Ramah Ch. Rd. accompanied by a dozen or more E. Bluebirds
University Place Lake yielded only Ruddy Dux (14) as birds of interest. The
others - AmCoots and such - are more-or-less permanent residents
All-in-all, a cold but GOOD DAY!
Tom "le dilettante maudit" Lorenzin
Davidson (Lake Norman), NC
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