[mou] Snow stops migration in Ely
b.tefft at vcc.edu
Sun Apr 27 15:53:34 CDT 2008
The storm of the past two days seems to have stopped the migrants passing through and there are birds just about everywhere today.
The birds that are abundant (in the hundreds or thousands) are:
American tree sparrows
The birds that are being seen out in the open in smaller numbers are:
There have been a lot of waterfowl concentrated in open water for the past couple of weeks with
large numbers of ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, hooded mergansers and common loons. I don't remember looking at a stretch of river and seeing 20 loons like there has been recently.
I have yet to see any white-crowned sparrows or Harris sparrows in this movement of birds. This really makes you appreciate the number of migrating birds that pass through an area relatively unnoticed most of the time.
Parks and Recreation Instructor
Vermilion Community College
1900 E. Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731
Office Phone: 218-235-2197
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