Waterfowl are coming through in good numbers. Again checked the floods on North Pecatonica and Blair RD. Still a lot of whitefronts there, but far fewer snow geese. Just saw one white morph snow goose, with several dark morphs. Far more pintails, and see additional species from yesterday : American wigeon ( a pair), ring-necked ducks and northern shoveler ( reported by Phil Donchek this afternoon). Of note there were at least 6 ROSS”S GEESE along Blair RD. Met Dan Williams on Blair where we got a tip off of thousands of Geese on N Fairwell Bridge Rd. There were an estimated 10,000 geese in floods by Maize Rd. Approximately 5,000 white-fronts, 5,000 snow geese and 100 ( estimated) Ross’s Geese. American pipit was heard in flight and a red-shouldered hawk passed over. I returned via Rockford Airport, looking for pipits, meadowlarks and more waterbirds. Did not find the wood duck seen by Dan Williams last weekend, but did find 4 trumpeter swans, 4 Ross’s geese, 150 or so whitefronts, 20 pintail and a number of Canada geese. Unfortunately they were flushed by a dog. There are many red-winged blackbirds on territory, and grackles are back. Keep an eye out for rusty blackbirds and pipits.