Monday, February 2, 2009

Duck Duck Slough

We have this place here in McCurtain County called Red Slough, it's where all the cool birds go and hang out. If you love bird watching (which one of us does) and your in this area, go check it out.

More than a dozen varieties of ducks were noted at Red Slough for January.
Last weeks count lists six duck species totaling 1,859 and another 13 ducks from six other species.

Duck totals include:
1,418 Gadwall, 898 Mallard, 553 Northern Shoveler, 590 Ring-neck Duck,
602 Green-Winged Teal, 30 Northern Pintail and 7 American Wigeon.

A golden eagle was seen harassing waterfowl and a Sora feeding on open water. Some more unusual birds include a Black Night Heron, Great Egret, Merlin and Moorhen.
Other species include:
1,942 American Coot, 380 Blackbird and 51 Meadowlark.
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1 comment:

T.R. said...

You know its one of my favorite places, right! Red Slough is famous for birds not regularly found elsewhere in Oklahoma - Virginia and yellow rails, roseate spoonbills, wood storks and anhingas to name a few.