In the past week at Beavermead and Ecology Park, I have seen the Worm-eating Warbler (seen by many) , Buffleheads, an unidentified grebe, an Osprey, a Northern Leopard Frog, an Eastern Phoebe, a Hairy Woodpecker, Song Sparrows, Northern Cardinals, Red-Winged Blackbirds, White-breasted Nuthatches, a courting pair of Northern Flickers, Red-eared Sliders (turtle) and Painted Turtles (about 7 all together), Bloodroot and Coltsfoot (both in bloom), Mourning Cloak butterflies, a Questionmark butterfly, a breeding pair of Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers and today I saw 5 Muskies (they come into the creek to spawn in the spring, I think). Also, I believe I heard a Wilson’s Snipe on Monday night.

Wilson's Snipe- by Greg Piasetzki

Wilson’s Snipe- by Greg Piasetzki


Observer: Catherine Paradisis

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.