Wandering Aimlessly


Long-Tailed Oldsquaw Duck

by Phil Burkhouse

As most readers have been able to deduce by now, I can be classified as a “birdbrain,” and one of my most enjoyable times to be wandering with my bird book and binoculars in hand is during the spring waterfowl migration.  During March and most of April many waterfowl species stop over in the Big Woods for a day or two of R & R before continuing their journey to their breeding grounds, often in the Arctic Tundra.  During this two or three week period you have a chance to view some irregular guests to our area on their migratory flights.


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