Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dec 8, 2012: Erv's Field Notes #48

Dew collects on the underside of a milkweed pod, east shore noth lake.  12/2/12 (Kevin Kane)

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, noon-1:30 pm, Cloudy, slight breeze from northwest. Temperature 36 degrees F.

I walked around the south lake. Several hundred Mallards and six Canada Geese on the lake and several dozen Mallards on the Stonebridge ponds. A little ice has formed around the edges of these ponds. I didn't see any songbirds until I got around to the bluff area where there were Tree Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos. A Great Horned Owl was sitting in a big cottonwood tree. Several American Crows were mobbing a young Red-tailed Hawk nearby. When the hawk flew off the crows turned their attention to the owl but the owl stayed put and the crows gave up after a few minutes.

Erv Klaas

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