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Susan’s report of a river of blackbirds prompts me to report a similar sighting, but from a different place.

Nancy and I recently observed wave after wave of Great Cormorants, at least 1000 birds total in a period of about 2 hrs just north of Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec 23.  These wonderful sights are what some parts of birding are all about. 

John

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> On Jan 6, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Hazelwood, Susan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On Jan. 5, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm we saw two large groups of swans east of Hwy 151, between the pipeline substation and Audrain County Rd 116.  We counted 190 swans in one group; all that were close enough to identify were Trumpeter Swans. The 2nd group was farther away and consisted of about 55 birds. While watching the swans and others species present a “River of Blackbirds” passed overhead for at least 20 minutes. Impossible to estimate how many birds were there! Complete report will go up on Ebird later today.
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> Good Birding, Susan
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> Susan Hazelwood
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