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Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Bird Walk Report: Berlin Pond

Our spring migration bird walk series had a great start with 13 participants searching for birds under cold but sunny skies today at Berlin Pond! For the past few years, the pond has been open by now, but most of the pond is still frozen. This may have worked in our favor, by concentrating the waterfowl close to shore, giving us spectacular views! The loon in perfect lighting was a highlight, as were the rowdy Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Next week's walk will take place Friday, April 25 at 7:00 a.m. at the North Branch Nature Center. 

Canada Goose  9
Wood Duck  2
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  4
Ring-necked Duck  2
Bufflehead  1
Hooded Merganser  2
Common Loon  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  8
American Robin  1
American Tree Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  8
Swamp Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  2
Purple Finch  2
American Goldfinch  4

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