Obviously part of the mega-flight of White-fronts in the extreme south-west, I
had 18 this morning at Pittock Lake, about 1 km east of the Roth Park entrance
- 8 adults with the rest YOY. Also present was a decent waterbird collection -
6 Cacklers, one ad.white morph Snow Goose, 7 basic Horned Grebe, 4 Redhead, 30
Ruddies and 40 Common Merganser.
I half-expected to find my inbox jammed with White-front reports, given how
widespread the incursion seems to be. The 18 found this morning could be just a
fraction of birds present locally, as 90% of the Pittock goose flocks were
still out feeding in adjacent fields. I'll check back later to check numbers as
birds start returning to the reservoir.
James Holdsworth, Biological Consulting Services
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