brlarson wrote:I was on a wildlife refuge all New Year's day. I had a seabird survey scheduled in the morning and I worked the visitor's desk all afternoon. I finished last year by sharing Yamashita's `Yashiki no cha' gyokuro with my daughter and started the new year with the Mandarin's Wuyi dancong.
How did the survey go? What waterfowl are common, and what are the ones that really get you excited when you see them?
We used to visit local wildlife refuges, but we always had to coordinate it with various hunting seasons which was frustrating. But the water fowl here can be astounding. My personal faves are likely Hooded Mergansers. A rare glimpse of Ruddies was also worth the trip.