MOU-RBA Archives

July 2009


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Robert P Russell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Robert P Russell <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:30:38 -0600
text/plain (22 lines)
Well the cafe food in town borders on hell but yesterday I saw 8 and 
today 6 Snowy Egrets just outside the town of Ashby, Grant County in 
full breeding plumage, all adorned with long aigrettes.  To see these 
birds at very close range get off I-94 at the Ashby exit, go north 
about 1.9 miles and turn right on County 10.  Look for a "State Goose 
refuge" on the left and a small park and stream draining out of Melby 
Lake into Pelican lake.  The egrets and several Great Egrets were 
feeding in the stream race about 50 yards off the road on the west side 
of #10.  The cafe does have good California burgers and lots of 
ambiance (lots of dead critters stuffed including some uncommon 
species, all watching you from above) but nothing on the menu vaguely 
resembling anything requiring a recipe.  The sewage ponds had Forster's 
terns and of course if you visit you must pay homage to the big old 
Coot statue with red eyes just south of town.  Speaking of old coots 
one of MOU's finest was once the assistant basketball coach (Go 
Arrows!!) in this town.  Fortunately for us this potential Bob Cousy 
turned to birds instead of bball.  Bob Russell

Join or Leave mou-net: