[wisb] Horicon - Dike Rd. today
- From: Peter Fissel <pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 21:23:24 -0500
After a sluggish start, I got up to Horicon around 12:30 this afternoon. There were at least three Great Egrets along Hwy 28 on the south side. Dike Road was very quiet until I got out past the water control structure, when I finally started to see some geese. One flock of Canadas that came in had a couple of Cacklers with them. Another Gr. Egret flew over, and Merlin swooped low over the marsh to the east. Besides lots of Mallards, I saw a few No. Pintails flying by. As I walked the road, an American Bittern flushed - a bit of a surprise, and almost certainly the first I've seen in October. There were several Marsh Wrens in the downed phragmites and in the reeds on the north side of the road. Swamp Sparrows were somewhat numerous, and there were single Savannah and imm. White-crowned. I hit another little flock of sparrows, etc., on N. Point Rd. at the east end of the Old Marsh Rd. - lots of White-crowned, both adult and immatures, White-throats and at least one Field. Looked to be lots of ducks in the channel going south from Hwy 49 west of the pumphouse, but I was looking directly into the sun at that point, so didn't try scoping. Peter Fissel Madison, WI P.S. If anyone wants to see the photos of the Rufous Hummer that were forwarded to me, let me know backchannel and I'll send them. #################### 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.
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