[wisb] Glacial Drumlin Trail near Rock Lake and assorted ramblings (Jefferson Co.)
- From: Aaron Stutz <agstutz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:42:11 -0500
Hi all, I am still in the process of auditioning local woodlots as my warbler patch. Today the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail across the south end of Rock Lake in Lake Mills had some decent birds. While scanning the gulls on the lake for a vagrant Franklin's or a much, much more unlikely Long-Tailed Jaeger I did pick up my best bird of the day a flyover, southbound SANDERLING. Warblers--a strange mix: 8 Tennessee 2 Cape May 2 Blackpolls 1 Nashville Vireos: Yellow-throated Red-eyed Warbling Backyard Warblers: Black-and-White Magnolia Unrelated items: I just saw that a Long-tailed Jaeger was spotted on Van Wagners Beach in Ontario (on Lake Ontario). This is just a bit further north (latitude-wise) than Milwaukee. The structure of Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline is not ideal for spotting jaegers, but I suspect few of us are conducting lake watches in late August. I know it is a a real boom or bust proposition, with the odds greatly in favor of the latter. Scoping from Wind Point in Racine, Sheridan Park in Cudahy or North Point in either Milwaukee or Sheboygan could be productive on a day with strong northeast winds. A weekend trip up to Wisconsin Point in Superior this time of year could be really interesting. Jefferson Marsh--Has anyone hiked this area (I am especially interested in the woodlots or tamaracks)? What is the best access point? How well are the trails maintained? Are the best woodlots inaccessible in the warmer months? Please reply to me back-channel and thanks! Aaron Stutz Lake Mills, WI Jefferson 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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