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    Guess i will start it off with the waterfowl comming north. i dont know if it was a fluke or not but while working at Birchwood gun club yesterday saw my first flock of ducks flying up the inlet probably about 30 or so. I have seen the park ducks around and a few mergies on chester creek at uaa all winter but thats the first flock i saw going up the inlet
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    I'm sure there are some now, but I almost always see geese in Anchortown by April 1. Bud
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    I have seen a huge flock of mallards hanging out in the ice free area of Wasilla Lake that flows under the Palmer Wasilla Hwy. I tried to stop to get a pic, but too much traffic. I can't wait to see if the banded goose that hangs out on the Eklutna Flats comes back this year.
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    Yup

    About time the Old Mag got out of town. Still have lots of snow, or seems like it anyway, but the geese will be in town soon. Creamer's Field is getting ready for the arrival. Maybe by mid-next week the geese will be back to FAI.
    Can't wait to see em.

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    saw a swan today flyin in the flats
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    I have seen a huge flock of mallards hanging out in the ice free area of Wasilla Lake that flows under the Palmer Wasilla Hwy. I tried to stop to get a pic, but too much traffic.
    Watch for a drake common merganser with those mallards. I probably see him every third day or so.
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    I am waiting to see some full color drake pintails. I would love to get a good pic of one. Hopefully I can find one this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    I am waiting to see some full color drake pintails. I would love to get a good pic of one. Hopefully I can find one this year.


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    last friday...

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    hahaha I love the video. The old lady never understands my excitment of watching ducks coming in for a landing.

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    There has been a pair of swans hanging out where Cottonwood creek goes under the Seward Meridian. I about drove off the road in shock. What the F are they doing here this early!?! There is less than a few hundred square feet for them to feed, and right next to a busy road. Crazy birds.

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    I heard there are a few swans in anchorage too. I think the radio said they were trumpeters, which have a really neat call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcticmayhem View Post
    There has been a pair of swans hanging out where Cottonwood creek goes under the Seward Meridian. I about drove off the road in shock. What the F are they doing here this early!?! There is less than a few hundred square feet for them to feed, and right next to a busy road. Crazy birds.
    Yea I seen those there this morning... and a heck of a lot of ducks in the field across from the fire station on seward meridian....

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    There were about 500 mallards in the pond behind the Loussac Library this afternoon.
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