Harlequin Ducks

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utdan123
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Harlequin Ducks

Post by utdan123 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 am

Hey, I was just wondering if anyone on here knows when the Harlequin Ducks show up at Lahardy Rapids? I am going to be going up May 4th the day you are able to get to that area but looking on EBIRD I am unable to tell if they are around this early. Part of me is thinking is that because of the road not being open or are they not in this early.
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Max
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Re: Harlequin Ducks

Post by Max » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:20 pm

Could happen that early. On average they are there by the second week to mid-May in their greatest numbers. I've seen late-comers into mid-June.

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Re: Harlequin Ducks

Post by yellvet » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:26 am

Max is right. I think your best bet would be in May. I looked for the Harlequins for years in June but only saw them once. I was always a bit too late. However I've often seen the great blue herons and their colony of nests just north of LeHardy Rapids....very cool. You'll also find a few trumpeter swans floating on the ponds over by Alum Creek and along the Firehole River in Biscuit Basin....they're absolutely gorgeous in the early morning light!



utdan123
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Re: Harlequin Ducks

Post by utdan123 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:12 am

Thanks for the information. I'm hoping that I am lucky and some will be there in the first weekend of May.



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Re: Harlequin Ducks

Post by Loonphotog » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:58 am

I had 3 pairs there May 12, 2016....



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