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Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Travis Mahan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:10 AM
Subject: IBET TUFTED DUCK still present as of 7:15am / Thursday


> Thursday__March 18, 2004
>
> The TUFTED DUCK was still present this morning at the Buffalo Sewage
> Pond (see below for directions).  When I arrived at 6:15am, Kevin
> Richmond gave the thumbs-up letting me know that he had found the
> duck.  The tuft is inconspicuous at times, especially after it has
> been feeding, so look carefully.  Also, the lack of white around the
> bill is a good feature to look for.  I was able to get a few photos
> of the duck, but the photographic conditions were poor.  Hopefully,
> I'll be able to post them tonight.  Dave Bohlen's directions and
> notes on the bird are listed below:
>
> ==========
>
> The Tufted Duck was relocated today but NOT on Lake Springfield. It
> is at the Buffalo Sewer Pond which has no access but you can view
> the duck from the roadside. This pond can be reached by going east
> of Spfld., on Rt. 72 to exit 114 (Buffalo/Mechanicsburg Exit)- go
> south a short distance to the water tower and turn right (back west)-
>  then go over 1 mile to 11.5 E and 2N (North Fork Road X Water Tower
> Road). The fenced-in area on the SW corner is the Buffalo Sewer
> Pond. Go south on North Fork Road until you can see the pond. DO
> NOT  GET  OUT  OF  YOUR  CAR - AS YOU WILL FLUSH THE DUCKS. View
> the ducks through the fence from your car. There is not much traffic
> but watch for cars as this is on a hill.
>
> Notice the dark female-type (it is probably a female) with a
> noticeable but short tuft. It also has white undertail coverts, dark
> upper surface with brownish flanks, a wide bill with dark leading
> edge, a bright orange eye, no white on face.
>
> ==========
>
> Also of note were 22 TUNDRA SWANS flying low to the northwest just
> west of the sewage pond at about 6:55am.
>
> Travis Mahan
> Decatur, IL
> Macon Co.
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> Birding pics:   http://home.insightbb.com/~tmahan/index.html
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