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Craig Mandel <[log in to unmask]>
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Craig Mandel <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:34:23 -0700
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There is a male harleqiun duck, on an open area of blue lake.
This is just north of the water treatment plant and part of the wilkie unit,
I will repost with better directions, when I can get to real computer
Craig mandel
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Sarah Glesner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Yesterday morning, Katie Brey and I found a Northern Hawk Owl on Stony River
>Forest Rd. about 8.3 miles South of Hwy 1. The bird was perched on the
>western side of the road and seemed to be actively hunting and remained
>perched near the car for about 10 minutes before flying to the other side of
>the road and continuing to hunt deeper in the woods. After reading through
>previous posts, this is probably one of the birds seen by Dave Alexander.
>Other noteworthy sightings included Boreal Chickadees all along the stretch
>of Stony River Forest Rd. North of the Whyte Rd. In total, we saw at least 8
>individuals mixed in with groups of Black-capped Chickadees. I have never
>had such tremendous looks at Boreal Chickadees!
>On our travels to Stony River Forest Rd. we also spotted several Ruffed
>Grouse while heading North on County Rd. 2 and a group of 11 Pine Grosbeaks
>while heading East on Highway 1.
>Sadly, we didn't see or hear any other winter finches!
>Happy Holiday Birding!
>Sarah Glesner
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