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Want to send this to Mobirds too and particularly the part about STAYING IN
YOUR VEHICLES!!

Good birding,
Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris McDonald" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:13 AM
Subject: IBET Sangamon Co Tufted Duck


> Tufted Duck was present and viewed from 9:15-10:15.
> I tried digiscoping a few shots from the car but
> distance and light were not helpful. I probably have a
> couple in which the tuft and eye are visible.
>
> Bird was initially active and gave good views. but
> then tucked her head in and drifted around with the
> Scaup.
>
> Thanks to Dave for finding (and refinding the bird)
> and for posting such good directions.
>
>
>
> Note: there were quite a few birders present many of
> whom ignored the request to stay in their vehicles.
> Although the ducks on the lake were fairly distant
> this seems a little inconsiderate as the view is not
> significantly improved by leaving the vehicle and the
> chances of flushing the bird (before others have a
> chance to view it) are obviously increased.
>
> Chris McDonald
> Sangamon Co IL
>
>
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