Carden Alvar Nature Board by Bob BowlesCarden visit

Good day.

Yesterday (April 28th) Ian Cannell, Jay Pederson and I decided on an early visit to the Kirkfield / Carden aereas.

While there we came up with 73 species of birds and some intresting mammals.

Some of the birds found were:_ Common Loons, American Bitterns, Wood Ducks, both Teal, Hooded Mergansers, Ospreys, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged, Cooper's and Broad-winged Hawks, Merlins, American Kestrels (an amazing 21 birds), Wild Turkeys, Virginia Rails, Sora, Upland and Solitary Sandpipers, N. Saw-whet Owls, Eastern Phoebe (17 birds), Rough-winged and Bank Swallows, N. Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrikes (known locations), Pine Siskin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Waterthrushes, Eastern Towhees, Field, Vesper and White-throated Sparrows.

The interesting mmmals were:- a pair of River Otters, a European Hare and Mink and in the frog department we heard Wood and Leopard Frogs and Spring Peepers despite the cold weather and partly iced up ponds and marshes.


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