Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bakken's pond and Lone Rock LWSRSWA

I swung down to Bakken's pond this evening in SW Sauk County (litterally 30 feet E of the Richland County line). I found most of the usual birds including a Pied-billed Grebe and some Wood Ducks. Only two species of warblers appeared. 1 Tennesee and a small flock of Yellow-rumps. Cedar Waxwings were quite abundant as were Tree and Barn Swallows. A flock of migrant Rose-breasted Grosbeaks also showed up. The highlight was a pair of Sandhill Cranes that flew over.

They were fun to see.
Sora rails were also impossible to miss. There were about a dozen or so calling throughout the marsh.
In all it was a good evening.
I also took time to swing by Lone Rock unit LWSRSWA where I found a further four Pied-billed Grebes. Otherwise it was pretty quiet.
It's amazing that the entire day was quiet. even this morning. although, it was cloudy this morning. At least it was a little warmer than it's been. The temp this morning was in the low 40s rather than in the low 20s.

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