Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday at the Marsh

A quick entry to say that I spent Sunday afternoon in strong winds trying to get a look at what has shown up at the marsh on 180th Street in Dakota County, Minnesota and even though most of the birds were in the more protected area at the back of the marsh it was a pretty good day. Using the car as a windbreak and scanning with my scope I was able to see some nice migrating waterfowl. The list for the day is as follows:

Canada Goose
American Widgeon
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback (1)
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Pied-billed Grebe
Bald Eagle (1)
American Coot
Loggerhead Shrike (1)
Horned Lark
American Robin
European Starling
Red-winged Blackbird 
Common Grackle

The next few days will see several weather systems move through the area which will bring some much needed rain but won't do much to cool down the temperature. Highs are still predicted to be in the 70s for the rest of the week. What a strange March it is.

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