[wisb] Collins Marsh, Manitowoc County
- From: "Bob Domagalski" <rcd2@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Wis Birdnet" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:29:00 -0500
11th there were numbers of Shoveler, Canvasback and Lesser Scaup among others. As seems to be usual for this time of years, there were healthy numbers of Ruddy Ducks. The best bird in the area was the American Pipit. I have been seeing a number of reports on pipits this fall. I have been finding them here and there much of the fall in Manitowoc County. But the 11th was the best day for them. Where County W crosses the Manitowoc River (just south of the community of Collins), I stopped to bird. I saw some birds in the trees some 100 yards away and began to pish. The birds flew in circles in the air and showed white in the tail. I first thought - my first juncos. But then the birds came and landed on the bridge next to me! They were American Pipits. I do not recall seeing this species perched in trees. There were some 18 pipits at this location. I then drove a short distance south on County W. I came upon some birds in the road. These birds were in the fields on both sides of the road. They were moving back and forth and sometimes landing in the road. In short order, they landed around my stopped car! Again, these were pipits. I counted 44 -- but, if I had dashed across the fields on both sides of the road, who knows how many pipits might have been sent to flight! There was a Great Egret still remaining at Killsnake on the western border of Manitowoc County. -- Bob Domagalski, Menomonee Falls and St. Nazianz #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.