I was on the Main Pool  Tower last night for Winter Raptor Survey and the 
movement of birds at dusk was amazing. Thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds, 
smaller numbers of Common Crackles and a few Rusty Blackbirds were staging 
along Wildlife Drive and then flew in small flocks into the  the marsh. The 
flight into the marsh started about 5:55. The sound was deafening. While the 
black birds were gathering thousands of Snow Geese and Canada geese passed 
overhead heading to the lake. Mixed in with the geese were thousands of ducks 
and hundreds of Tundra Swans. As I looked from the tower to the east the sky 
was filled with the birds for as far as you could see in all directions. Out in 
the dry marsh Northern Harriers were hunting. In the tree at the spillway at 
one point there were six Bald Eagles.  It was an unforgettable hour of nonstop 
birds. Good Birding,  Janet Akin

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