[wisb] Re: Tundra Swans over Madison tonight

I quickly checked a couple spots on the west shore of Lake Mendota after work 
today and there was a group of 195 Tundra Swans quite a ways out from Governor 
Nelson State Park. As Peter said, this is a little earlier than when I 
typically first see them as well. I couldn't find any scoters but saw a nice 
mix of divers including Goldeneye and Canvasback. There are currently 
staggering numbers of Ruddy Duck (500+) and Coots (800+) that can be seen from 
Governor Nelson. Only a couple loons. 

Tom Prestby
Madison

> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:00:40 -0500
> From: pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [wisb] Tundra Swans over Madison tonight
> To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> As I left the Southern Wisc. Butterfly Assn. meeting tonight shortly after 
> 9:00, I heard what I thought sounded like Tundra Swans.  I stood in the 
> parking lot of the Warner Park Community Center for a couple of minutes, 
> frantically looking around the sky (fortunately, I don't think anyone saw me, 
> since I'm sure I looked fairly demented,) and had almost dismissed it as an 
> auditory malfunction, when I suddenly spotted a large flock of swans (50-60) 
> headed southeast.  This is a week or two earlier than I typically see my 
> first "night swans" of the season.  Along with the multitude of DE Juncos in 
> my mom's yard in Oshkosh last weekend, it's beginning to feel as though 
> winter is inevitably heading this way...
>  
> Peter Fissel 
> Madison, Dane Co. 
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