The pond at Mathers Corners was productive again today with hundreds of Canada Geese, one Snow Goose, about twenty Northern pintails, a few American Wigeons, and Green-winged Teals, Mallards and American Black Ducks. The Northern Shovelers seen by others yesterday were not seen today. The rail trail produced an Eastern Bluebird singing just west of Settlers Line, and a Northern Shrike, also singing, just east of Base Line. Several Golden-crowned Kinglets were seen/heard. Only one butterfly was seen, a Mourning Cloak west of Settlers Line. Chorus Frogs and Spring Peepers were calling in the wet areas. A second Northern Shrike was hunting from wires on Jermyn Line just north of Hwy 7. In my yard in Lakefield an Eastern Phoebe was calling early this morning.
Location: Keene area
Observer: Tony Bigg; Jim Cashmore; Clayton Vardy