Sunday, January 13, 2019

Jan 10, 2019: Cedar Waxwings



Flocks of Cedar Waxwings were in our area in late December.  This bird was part of a group of 11 waxwings.  They were looking for and devouring any of the remaining fruits (ie honeysuckle berries & crab apples). (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/23/18)

Jan 8, 2019: Ice Afire


The setting sun fills the sky and the ice on the north lake with a brilliant orange. (Kevin Kane, 1/7/19)

Jan 6, 2019: Trumpeter Swans



A family (2 adults + 5 immatures) of Trumpeter Swans on the south lake.  Canada Geese and more Trumpeter Swans are in the background, on the ice.  A total of 74 Trumpeter Swans were present today. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 1/4/19)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Jan 4, 2019: Great Blue Heron



This Great Blue Heron has been present all month and ties the late record for the Park set on the 31st of December in 2015.  Lately, the heron has been found on or below Weir N.  The heron also spends some time along the South Skunk River (seen flying from the river to the Park). (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/31/18)