Sunday, March 23, 2008

Whitefish Island - "The Locks"

The Locks are probably the best place here in town to go birding, and you can occasionally see 90+ species in a morning there. Not today however, as the only feathered creatures around were the usual Chickadees, Mallards (with a couple Black Ducks), Common Goldeneye, Common Mergansers, and assortment of gulls, which didn't include any northern species today. Just as we were leaving, the aforementioned collection of gulls was airborne, and when I looked around to see what scared them, an adult Bald Eagle turned out to be the culprit. Nice and sunny, but the northwest wind made for a wind chill of about -15ºC. I sure hope spring comes soon.

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