Today and Wednesday there were 3 Greater Yellowlegs on County Rd. 2 south of Bensfort in a very large flooded field on the east side of the road. Also there are still three Osprey hanging out together where County Rd. 2 turns west at the shore of Rice Lake. Two are usually in one nest and one bird is in the nest on the neighbouring hydro pole. The “third wheel” has been building up the nest to the west all week. It will be interesting to see how long the third individual sticks around. The birds in the eastern nest are usually paired. There are many Northern Harriers and Kestrels along this stretch of road and Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds here and there.

Location: Rice Lake area
Observer: Ben Walters

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.