[wisb] Brillion State Wildlife Area-5/25/10
- From: Andrew Reimer <andrew.reimer21@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Bird Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 19:14:55 -0500
Took my oldest boy for a ride out to Brillion after supper to see what was around. We stopped by the mudflats on the corner of Hwy. 32/B first. While I was looking at the shorebirds 100 yards off, my son spotted a Wilson's Phalarope in a pair of water-filled tire tracks near the road. It was close enough to get some nice pictures even with my amateur photography equipment. Dunlins, a Least Sandpiper, Semi-palmated Plovers, Killdeer, and a few Canada Geese and Mallards consisted of the rest of the visitors there. Then we went to the Ducks Unlimited impoudment by Conservation Rd. A pair of Osprey are trying to build a nest on a bathouse by the furthest south parking area. Not sure they're going to succeed. Pretty much the standard water and shorebirds present. My son was most fascinated by the Bobolinks which were new to him. The males were guarding territories and there were several dozen in easy viewing. Large flocks of Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese are still present. No Marsh or Sedge Wrens, yet, though. Complete list below... Location: Calumet County, WI, US Observation date: 5/25/10 Notes: Area observed was in and around the Brillion Wildlife Area. Number of species: 34 Canada Goose 50 Wood Duck 6 Mallard 10 Blue-winged Teal 6 Pied-billed Grebe 3 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1 Osprey 2 American Kestrel 1 American Coot 20 Sandhill Crane 100 Semipalmated Plover 6 Killdeer X Least Sandpiper 1 Dunlin 15 Wilson's Phalarope 2 Rock Pigeon 1 Mourning Dove X Eastern Kingbird 4 American Crow 2 Horned Lark 1 Tree Swallow X Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 Barn Swallow X American Robin X European Starling X Common Yellowthroat 6 Song Sparrow X Bobolink 12 Red-winged Blackbird X meadowlark sp. 2 Common Grackle X Brown-headed Cowbird X Baltimore Oriole 1 House Sparrow X Thanks! Andrew Reimer Darboy (Appleton), Calumet County #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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