At 9:00 am this morning I saw two male Red-winged Blackbirds taking up their posts on the cattails in the Lakefield Marsh. A pair of Merlin was flying around the campsite with the male calling. A Killdeer flew overhead, also vocal. Four male and one female Hooded Mergansers, and a Pied-billed Grebe were on the lake. And the pair of adult Bald Eagles could be seen sitting by their nest out on the island. A Downy Woodpecker was drumming on a dead tree branch, Mallards and Canada Geese were already paired up looking for nesting areas. Spring is here!

Location: Lakefield
Observer: Tony Bigg

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.