Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020: March 2020 Photo Collage

March 2020 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Tana Tesdall, and Paul Domoto.

March 30, 2020: For Wrent

This bird house on the upland trail is ready for its spring occupants. (Kevin Kane, 3/24/20)

March 28, 2020: River Otters

I had walked down to the ridge along the east side of Pool F to count the number of Ring-necked Ducks.  I approached the north and immediately spotted two heads poking out of the water.  The first Northern River Otters of the year!  I hurried back to the trike to get my camera and returned.  By then the otters were on the ridge, but quickly slipped back into the water when I approached.  They swan near me and then suddenly dove.  I watched and waited for more than 5 minutes, but I never saw the otters again.  I returned during the second lap, but they still weren't observed. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/21/20)

March 26, 2020: Ross's Goose

This Ross’s goose was hanging out with a bunch of Canada geese between ponds P and F on March 26.  (Tana, Tesdall, 3/26/20)

March 24, 2020: Wetland Reflections

Wetland vegetation is reflected in Pond J, west of the south lake. (Kevin Kane, 3/24/20)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 22, 2020: Cooper's Hawk

Both Cooper's Hawk adults were present by the savanna woods, where they nested last year.  This male stayed put while the female flew off into the woods. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/17/20)