Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 29, 2021: Mourning Cloak

The first butterfly of the season was this Mourning Cloak, found along the bluff spur's west arm.  This worn individual probably over-wintered as an adult. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/29/21)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March 27, 2021: Buffleheads

Two pairs of Buffleheads were found on Pond J.  Originally on the south lake, they spent a lot of time diving and swimming. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/28/21)

Sunday, March 28, 2021

March 25, 2021: Update - Great Horned Owls

An update from our previous Great Horned Owl post... As far as I know, Aaron Eckley was the first to confirm the hatching, with a video of the 2 owlets on the 22nd.  The first time I passed by the nesting snag on the 23rd, the female was on the nest.  Later I spotted an owl flying through the trees and when I returned, the female had left, leaving the 2 owlets.  She perched nearby as American Crows harassed her. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/23/2021)

March 23, 2021: ... Sunset

 Solstice sunset over the south lake. (Kevin Kane, 3/19/17)

March 21, 2021: Sunrise...

Looking eastward across the south lake just before sunrise. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 3/13/21)