Turtles and raptors on Wylie Road Posted on March 21, 2012 at 07:55:23 PM by Nath Rockhill
A quick trip up Wylie involved meeting a somnolent Blanding's turtle on the road south of the marsh, and then moving a small irate moss-covered snapper at the bridge. The road is less submerged than I feared, although it takes concentration to navigate the ruts.
Near the barn north of the marsh kestrels mated in a tree, and a rough-legged hawk circled above the trees. This is the second rough-legged I've seen in a week, and also in a lifetime. Is this a big year for them in Carden, or just good luck? There were a couple of other kestrels in the air over Shrike Rd., and a pair of ring-necked ducks in the marsh there. Meadowlarks singing, snipe audible. Replies: