Saturday, November 27, 2010

At the Edge of the Ice

Thousands of geese, 99% Canadas with a portion of the smaller bodied, smaller-billed Cacklings, are huddled along the edge of the ice and the shore at Boundary reservoir.  Keeping them company are Mallards, Common Goldeneye, a Bufflehead or two, a Western Grebe, and Hooded Mergansers. 

Currently, the ice front is just south of the Sunset Subdivision.  It will eventually progress another 500-600 m at least.  But, for now, the air temperature has moderated.  Fine with me.  When the ice is on this stretch of water, I can bird from my car using a window mount for my scope.  I like it.  I'm a lazy birder.


  1. Wow. That's a lot of waterfowl. Please send a few of those cackling my way (southeast) as its' been a while since I've had a "lifer." :)

  2. Nice! Yep, I'm a lazy birder too. If the coffee isn't in immediate reach I know I'm overexerting myself.