A beautiful weather day at Moraine State Park with 55 species of birds. Virginia McQuown and I hiked many enjoyable miles throughout the park. Many FOSs for birds, frogs and turtles too. Spicebush was blooming and it finally felt like Spring!
Red-breasted Mergansers (large rafts in the 100s)
Common Loon 2
There were large rafts of DC Cormorants
Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult)
Bonaparte’s Gulls - many in breeding plumage
Wood Thrush (not a Hermit!)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - everywhere
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Pine Warbler 2
E Towhee many
Rusty Blackbird 1
Purple Finch 1
Plus the usual suspects. Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky?
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