Mar 14 2010
I was hoping to spend today happily watching ducks but several factors argue against it.
- My favorite lakes are still frozen according to reports on PABIRDS.
- Pittsburgh’s rivers are flooded, debris-filled and swift. Fortunately the flood isn’t major, but conditions aren’t good for waterfowl.
- Yesterday’s rainstorm was windy. Not a good time for ducks to fly into our area.
- And it will rain more today, which is unpleasant for me though not for ducks.
I hear there are ducks at Shenango River Lake, 1.5 hours north. They’re coming soon to a lake near me. The only question is… When?
Update, 6:00pm: Well! I made the trip to Shenango and found ten species of ducks, including green-winged teal and canvasbacks. There weren’t any buffleheads yet. Wait until next weekend.