Mitch Brownstein, Jim Cashmore and I also had the Barrow’s Goldeneye this morning at the south end of Asphodel 3rd Line (stay to left on Indian Road and follow to the small park and boat launch). It was still with several Common Goldeneyes about half-way across the lake. We also saw eight Tree Swallows here and another 30 or so at the bottom of Birdsall Line where a Common Loon was present as well. Midges were flying over the lake and probably being scooped up by the swallows. In total, we counted five Osprey along County Road 2, most perched on nest platforms.

Location: Rice Lake
Observer: Drew Monkman

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.