Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 20:01:41 -0500
Reply-To: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Mark McShane <eagleeyed@BELLSOUTH.NET>
Subject: Lake Varner 3/4/09
I stopped by Lake Varner today and was amazed to see what should be the
same 4 male Canvasbacks with the single male Redhead that I first saw
there on 2/16, and then saw there again on 2/18 and on 2/23. Today there
were also two Redhead couples on the park side of the lake but which
evetually swam over to the other side.
The male Canvasbacks, with the male Redhead, have been staying directly
across the lake from the overlook/park in one of the little coves there.
Sometimes they get behind the banks of the coves but if you go out to the
end of the boat ramp at the north end of the park you can scope back into
the coves with an unobstructed view, from there you also get a better view
of the far end of the lake as well. A scope is needed when the
Canvasbacks are along the west side of the lake.
There are a lot of other birds there and have been every visit, pretty
much the same mix as in my previous Lake Varner posts. Some of the Ruddy
Ducks are going into breeding plumage!
Good Birding All!
Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County), Georgia
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