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Northern Shovelers - Bracebridge Ponds

This afternoon at the Bracebridge Ponds there was a lot of open water in all cells. Three Northern Shovelers were in cell 2 and another two were in cell 4. Six Common Goldeneyes were in cell 4 along with several Ring-necked Ducks. There were a few Lesser Scaup and Green-winged Teal in cell 2, as well as many Buffleheads, Wood Ducks, and Mallards. About 50 Tree Swallows and one Barn Swallow were flying low over cell 4, picking something off the surface of the water and the ice too. A male Yellow-rumped Warbler was foraging in the cattails by cell 4. No shorebirds seen...water levels are high.

Bracebridge Ponds map (north approx. at top, west at left):


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