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Dresser Island - just up the hard road apiece  (Hwy 94)  from REDA in St. Chas. County - is a great
place to go birding by canoe.  A myriad of interconnecting interior narrow lakes keeps you alert so
that you don't get lost in the maze.  Brickhouse Slough surrounds three sides of the island, and the
Mississippi River on the fourth side.

Dangerous?  The water seldom gets more than three feet deep.

Observed this afternoon were the ubiquitous American White Pelicans (400-500), Great Blue Herons
(scores), mallards (hundreds), Bald Eagles (2), Cormorants (dozens), sandpiper species (couldn't get a
good take), Canada's (many), tree swallows (darting everywhere),  Piliated woodpeckers (several)
redwinged blackbirds, people (none),  etc.   Deer resting along the wooded banks remained unflinching
as the canoe glided by.

Bon Voyage

bfreeman

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