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Snows passing through Central WA?

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  1. HaydenHunter

    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I was headed back from Bellingham yesterday, and got out of the truck at a rest stop on I-90 between George and Moses Lake, when I looked up and saw what must have been 5 or 6 thousand snows heading north. From their low elevation they look like they had just jumped up off of a grind on a nearby field.

    Anyone else seeing a lot of white devils in the area lately? Are they hanging out or are they passing through?
     
  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm on the wet side and today I heard several wads of squeaker Canadas and a couple small bunches of snows this afternoon.
     
  3. Potholes Mark

    Potholes Mark Senior Refuge Member

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    There are still quite a few on the Potholes Northeast side, feeding out in the fields then roosting back on the Potholes mid afternoon. Seeing more and more every year
     
  4. Wareagle1

    Wareagle1 Elite Refuge Member

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    Saw some heading north from the tri cities last week. Seen them on potholes as late as May, same with down here.
    Assuming these are all non breeders
     
  5. CurrencyTrader

    CurrencyTrader Senior Refuge Member

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    Moses Lake is back to full pool and the snows that had been hanging on the lake are gone...so are the lessers......all we have is resident Honkers and some clutches showing up
     
  6. Guzman

    Guzman Elite Refuge Member

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    Those birds are there in the late spring. They roost on Winchester Lake, which is next to the rest stop. I saw them out there Monday. Birds have been migrating north all month. I can’t imagine they will be here much longer. Crazy to think that some geese have already had goslings and other geese have over 1000 miles to migrate still.
     
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  7. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    FWIW, The stragglers left here about 10 days ago. The big flocks left about a month ago. A few specks are still around.
     
  8. fataldeducktion

    fataldeducktion Senior Refuge Member

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    Saw 2000 Snows on lower Winchester Lake this Saturday
     
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    fataldeducktion Senior Refuge Member

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