Sunday, 20 March 2011

Field trip to Wolfe Island

Sunshine and light breezes...we couldn't have ordered better weather for a March field trip led by Peter G. to Wolfe Island today.  At the ferry dock we watched a cormorant fly by, and counted 38 species of birds during the day.  Many of us were getting our first spring birds for 2011, meadowlarks, grackles and songsparrows were heard among the lively chatterings of large flocks of  robins and redwing blackbirds.  Among the early migrants were redhead ducks, pintails, hooded mergansers, northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, kestrels, turkey vultures, killdeer, and flocks and flocks of Canada geese with one lone snowgoose flying with them.  Four white-tailed deer and a loping coyote provided the mammal highlights.   'Twas a great day to be out and about to get a taste of spring.

                                                                                                                                  R. Burke

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