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Large gathering of Wood Ducks

I got tired of waiting for the rain to stop and headed over to the Bracebridge Ponds after lunch today. I was surprised to see so many Wood Ducks gathered together in cell 2 - a quick count of 72, all adults, mostly males. There were many Mallards too - 67 adults (mostly males) and 19 ducklings. There was also a single female Bufflehead and a Trumpeter Swan in cell 3. I didn't make it over to cell 4 since the roadways have become a mucky mess after recent grading. There was a nice male Blackpoll Warbler singing in the rain near the viewing stand. Three Chimney Swifts and many Swallows were feeding over cell 1. A Green Heron was at the north end of cell 1.

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