Our January bird walk took place on Sunday, January 13th. A small group of 5 birders braved the cold and were treated to a total of 27 species.
As we move further into winter, the waters of the marsh have frozen and ducks and geese have largely moved on to seek open water. We were still able to record 38 Canada Geese and 3 Black Ducks as fly-overs. Despite the cold and frozen water we were able to see and hear some notable species including: Northern Harrier hunting low over the marsh, Pileated Woodpecker calling from the hillside, the first American Tree Sparrow of the season, White-crowned Sparrow working the feeders and three Rusty Blackbirds in the wet areas behind the catfish pond.
Our next walk will be held on Sunday, February 10th at 8:00AM.
See you then!
Photograph taken by Jim Moffett