Had a White-Faced Ibis on south side of Douglas County 5 west of
Douglas 7 and .6 miles east of Douglas 16. Bird had typical Ibis size and
shape and long decurved bill. Had white curved border around eyes and
pinkish highlights inside the border. The bird flew into the interior of
essentially a 100 Acre or so hayfield area that had a stream running
through it that was flooding much of the area. Last saw the bird fly into
the center of the area and was largely obscured by a stand of Phragmites.
Went back later and failed to see it. Hundreds of ducks tho'. Also had
GWFGeese, a single Marbled Godwit, both Yellowlegs, W Phalaropes,
a Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping, Lincoln's, Savannah and Vesper Sparrows.
County went from 90% snow covered to 95% snow free from Friday to Sunday.
Jennie Lake (a shallow wildlife lake) was open today. Had most species of
duck except ocean ducks.
John Ellis-St. Paul
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