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I drove up to Riverlands in hopes of seeing the long-tailed duck, Charlene.
I appreciate you passing on the information even though the duck had
departed. What really bothered me was when I saw what I was sure was the
long-tailed duck, only to blink and have the darned thing turn into a
goldeneye. I never knew I had so much imagination.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Charlene and Jim Malone" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: REDA LTDuck - NOT


> NO you were OK at Portage Des Sioux. Think it use to be a private marina,
> but the no trespassing signs must have gone down since there is a
> bar(grill?) in the complex.
> Our Lady of the Rivers monument is near the entrance, correct?
>
> The one that is gated, is the Harbor Point Marina just outside of West
Alton
> were one turns off of Hwy 94 to go to the West Alton Boat Ramp access to
the
> back side of Lincoln Shields.
> They had to gate it because of all the "riff-raff" that came in from
> partying at the West  Alton boatramp.
>
> Sorry you guys missed the bird. The icing of the River really shifted the
> birds around.
> It was a real doooooozy at REDA today between the high winds, snow and
cold.
> Tough to find much of anything.
> I bet I had a bunch of birders cursing me for making them get out in this
> weather.
> My ears were burning this AM. ;-)
>
> Maybe tomorrow with be better.
>
> Charlene Malone
> Chesterfield, MO
>
> BTW, LOTS of EAGLES in the trees around REDA. More than a few trees had
> multiple birds in them. They put on a good display at the Dam too.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jean Leonatti" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 7:54 PM
> Subject: Re: REDA LTDuck - NOT
>
>
> > Oh-oh, we were not aware that it was gated, private as there
> > was no gate; just thought it was a public marina so we drove
> > in this morning and had a "look see" from the car at the
> > open water.  And the stops from today are blending together,
> > but think we saw Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, maybe Common
> > Merganser and lots of Ring-billed Gulls - no Long-tail.
> > Maybe I am thinking of the wrong marina - near Portage Des
> > Sioux ???
> > (Maybe I should sign a fake name!)
> >
> > Jean Leonatti
> > [log in to unmask]
> > Columbia, MO
>
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