Date: 3/1/17 5:47 am From: Logan Parker <lparker.mainelakes...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Signs of Spring in the Belgrades
En route to the Belgrade Lakes village this morning, I stopped to scan the open water on the south end of Messalonskee Lake. Through the fog, I observed Mallards (4), Hooded Merganser (7), and a single Ring-necked Duck.
Upon arrival to the Maine Lakes Resource Center, I heard the long absent "kink-la-reee" song of Red-winged Blackbirds and spotted 4 individuals in the trees across the street. A coworker reports that he saw a Turkey Vulture soaring near Messalonskee Lake yesterday afternoon. Chickadees and cardinals continue to sing in the village each morning.