Date: 12/5/17 1:02 pm
From: Jill Thompson <jilllvscts53...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Lakes Region Waterbird Activity and Five Bears
OH my! I just put out 12 bird feeders after taking them down dutifully
April 1. I hope the bears stay up your way!

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:21:38 PM UTC-5, <swhi......> wrote:
> <nhb......> <javascript:>
> "Stephen Whitney" <swhi......> <javascript:>>
> Subject: Lakes Region Waterbird Activity and Five Bears
> ** Waukewan Bridge 8:30 AM
> 43.6640532,-71.5463161
> Canada Geese, 19
> Mallards, 20.
> Hooded Mergansers, 4
> Common Merganser (female), 1
> ** East of the bridge in a field at the junction of Waukewan and Jenness
> Hill Rd.
> Black Bears, 5. Five is the most bears I have seen at one time in the same
> place.
> Mama bear and three cubs close behind her. As I do a binocular sweep of
> the surrounding woods I see an intermediate size black bear. He appeared to
> be following the group but keeping some distance. I assume a juvenile,
> larger than the cubs and a lot smaller than Mama. About the same size bear
> on my porch this Spring (6/8/2017) that I almost walked into-- before my
> brain finally told my feet to stop, that this was not a really large dog
> (think Newfie).
> ** Meredith Bay 8:55 AM
> Common loon
> Rock pigeons, 21
> Canada geese, 24

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