Separation Lake Birding April 4, 2021

Just over half of Separation Lake is still frozen but opening up quickly now. The waterfowl is stacked in the areas of open water and makes for easy sorting through with a scope because they are all in several places. Two Bald Eagles were trying to pluck up Coots when I arrived. I was hoping to watch this but it was happening partially out of my view and ended soon after I arrived.

Ducks stacked up in small open areas.

Separation Lake, Knutsford, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 4, 2021 6:10 PM – 7:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.94 kilometer(s)
28 species

Canada Goose  12
Trumpeter Swan  10
Tundra Swan  2
Northern Shoveler  2

Gadwall  19
Eurasian Wigeon  1

American Wigeon  138
Mallard  6
Northern Pintail  32

Green-winged Teal  32
Canvasback  11

Redhead  30

Ring-necked Duck  45
Greater Scaup  3
Lesser Scaup  284

Bufflehead  15
Common Goldeneye  4
Barrow’s Goldeneye  34
American Coot  45
Sandhill Crane  7
Killdeer  1
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  2

The boss keeping an eye on things and/or saving energy for the next Coot snatching attempt.

Northern Shrike  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Yellow-headed Blackbird  1
Western Meadowlark  2

Red-winged Blackbird  2

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