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7/27/09 Update: Stopped to look over the rapids today. Lots of waterbirds, particularly a large number of big pelicans. Found the two and a half year old golden micro left visible and moved a foot or two from the hide spot. I'd hate to lose that cool container that has lasted so long to a muggle or thief who spots it easily. Please use THE hide spot when returning the cache after signing the log. Replaced the original roll log that still had a little room at the bottom of the back side. PLEASE ROLL THE LOG UP AND PUT IT IN THE CAP BEFORE SCREWING THE CONTAINER BACK TOGETHER.
Waterbird Rapids is a hidden pocket of abundant waterfowl and other waterbirds close to the center of urban Menasha.
At this cache site, the waters of the Fox River remain open year-round due to the effect of the currents below the Menasha dam and warm water discharges from paper companies and other facilities. You will be able to spot large populations of Canada Geese and Mallard ducks, as well as American Mergansers and Bluebills in the winter months. Bald Eagles are common sightings here, and pelicans, seagulls, and cormorants, especially in the summer. During the time of cache placement, as many as eight Bald Eagles circled above or perched on trees on the small island nearby in the mouth of the river during one visit.
This cache was initially placed to help add some winter-friendly caches to our search options. Enjoy the bird watching at this location, particularly in the winter months.
NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE THIS CACHE EXACTLY AS YOU FOUND IT OR IT WILL BE VULNERABLE TO UNWANTED DISCOVERY BY FREQUENT USERS OF THIS LOCATION DURING WARMER WEATHER. IF NON-CACHERS ARE PRESENT YOU MAY NEED TO HOLD OFF ON MAKING YOUR SEARCH.
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Last Updated: on 4/26/2014 7:24:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:24 AM GMT)
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