Birding Check

Birding Check

It does look like the weather is finally turning toward winter and the migratory birds are beginning to move through the area. If you’re into birds or just love to see wildlife, now would be a good time to check out the lake. Especially during the quiet early mornings and evenings.

If you want to learn more about birds or “birding”, ducks are a great place to start. They are usually easier to spot, watch and identify. Yesterday and today we’ve seen a small raft of Common Goldeneyes hanging out near the south shore beach area. I’ve also counted about a half-dozen Common Mergansers on the south end as well.

The vultures have come and gone for the year and now resident bald eagles pretty much have the skies to themselves if not for the pestering crows.  I always find it amazing how the crows are fearless when it comes to the eagles. They have no qualms about chasing them from the trees if they don’t want the eagles there.

Have you visited the park recently? What birds have you seen?  Be sure to let us know! Post below or, if you have a fantastic discovery, message us on Facebook, we’re always looking for something cool on the lake!

Common Mergansers & Goldeneyes

Common Mergansers & Goldeneyes

Common Goldeneyes

Common Goldeneyes

Bald Eagle in the Trees on South Shore

Bald Eagle in the Trees on South Shore

 

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