Geese flying into the open water area on south central part of south lake, 1/22/12 -- Kevin Kane
After being house-bound for 4 days due to an illness, I was finally able to get out to the Park today. I was surprised to find over 2,000 waterfowl, mostly Cackling and Canada Geese, with over 150 Mallards. The drake American Black Duck and hen American Wigeon were still present, as was a drake Ruddy Duck, the first one seen this year. Most of the waterfowl had left by the time I was on my third lap, but waves of geese started to filter back at dusk. A Northern Shrike was observed in the line of trees immediately to the north of the main shelter. This is probably the same individual that Erv and I have seen numerous times near the bridge.