Duck, Duck, GEESE !!

For the second time in my recent naturalist adventures I set out specifically for one bird and was blown away by a second sighting. In early January I set out to find the Crested Caracara that had been hanging out in Rehoboth Beach. I found it and it was exciting but the excitement waned when I found an Eastern Screech Owl at Prime Hook NWR later in the day. Today, I talked hubby into going with me to Silver Lake in Rehoboth to see the Canvasback Ducks. We saw them, and were excited to see them. On the way home we decided to swing by Prime Hook to see if we could see the juvenile Bald Eagles which we found, way off in the distance. Before turning around for home, we decided to take a peek at Prime Hook Beach on Delaware Bay to see if there was anything interesting, after all it was only another tenth of a mile. WOW, am I glad we did. The largest congregation of Snow Geese we have seen. Based on measurements using Google Earth I estimate the flock stretched more than a quarter mile along the shore. Truly an exciting find and one we will never forget.

Posted by ellendale ellendale, February 05, 2017 22:56

Observations

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What

Canvasback Aythya valisineria

Observer

ellendale

Date

February 5, 2017 12:20 PM EST

Description

Approximately 200 Canvasbacks. Beautiful sunny day with temps in the 40s.

Photos / Sounds

What

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens

Observer

ellendale

Date

February 5, 2017 03:28 PM EST

Description

10's of thousands of Snow Geese in the water and on the beach. I estimate the flock stretched more than a quarter of a mile. Truly an amazing sight.

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