Friday, April 5, 2013

Odds 'n Frogs

It is still quite cool, but signs of spring are here and there.  Coltsfoot was out in bloom today at the workplace.

A Fox Sparrow was in at Brander Park, while the wintering birds were still present and enjoying the sun.

Stewart Wetland has held many wigeon all week, and others include several Northern Shoveller, Gadwall and Blue-winged Teal.  Also Ring-necked Ducks.  A single Pied-billed Grebe is swimming around too.

Early Morning at Stewart

I stopped at McKeough this evening for a walk. It was bitterly cold in the wind, but I went into a sheltered spot to listen to the frogs.  Many chorus frogs were croaking and a few Leopard as well.  The chorus were difficult to spot, but the leopard were less skittish.

Many Turkey Vultures were out and about today in migration.

Even the lizard-types were out today as well.

I would imagine by Sunday, many migrants will start to show with the warm SW wind predicted!

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