[wisb] Vernon Marsh - Benson Rd.
- From: "Mike Duchek" <mikeduchek@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:25:27 -0500
I went to Vernon Marsh for a couple hours today via Benson Rd. later this afternoon. As you walk out from the parking lot straight toward the marsh, there were numerous goldeneyes, a few bufflehead, some common mergansers chasing each other around (vying for the females I guess), coots, and Canada geese. Going the other way (left as youâ??re coming from the lot) it was more interesting. A single mute swan and then in this area were many dozens of northern shovelers. Further back were a number of other duck species but too far out to ID especially without a scope. From reviewing some photos I took of the shovelers, I see northern pintail was also present and it looks like a few others. But thought Iâ??d note no shorebird habitat in this area right now. I am not sure if they draw it down at some point, but right now itâ??s flooded. My only sparrows were several American tree sparrows and song sparrows. A lone swallow flew over as well, presumably a tree swallow but wasnâ??t 100% sure. -Mike Duchek, Waukesha, Waukesha Co. #################### 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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