(Photo of Black Tern ...) April Bird Walk - Dorothy Carnes Park

We were greeted with cold temperatures and a strong wind but some sunshine for our first walk of the season. It warmed up as we walked and the wind was no problem among the trees. We were able to find a goodly number of species for this time of the year, see list below. Special treats included seeing both of the pair of Bald Eagles nesting in the park. Also, both Kinglets, a pair of Yellow-breasted Sapsuckers and finding a lazy American Tree Sparrow which hadn't bothered to head north yet.

Below is a complete list of bird species identified. Special thanks to Sue Volenec for the excellent field notes.

Bird list for the April 22 Walk: Rose Lake SNA/Dorothy Carnes Park--west, Jefferson, Wisconsin, US Apr 16, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:32 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.73 mile(s) 39 species Canada Goose 96 Wood Duck 8 Blue-winged Teal 14 Northern Shoveler 9 Gadwall 2 Mallard 4 Ring-necked Duck 25 Bufflehead 6 Pied-billed Grebe 3 Mourning Dove 2 American Coot 125 Sandhill Crane 60 Killdeer 4 Ring-billed Gull 2 Bald Eagle 2 Appeared to be a breeding pair. Belted Kingfisher 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 Appeared to be a breeding pair. Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Downy Woodpecker 5 Northern Flicker 2 Blue Jay 5 American Crow 1 Black-capped Chickadee 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 5 White-breasted Nuthatch 6 European Starling 5 American Robin 8 House Sparrow 1 American Goldfinch 4 Field Sparrow 4 American Tree Sparrow 1 Something of a surprise! Dark-eyed Junco 1 Song Sparrow 2 Red-winged Blackbird 32 Brown-headed Cowbird 3 Common Grackle 3 Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 Northern Cardinal 6 View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S107305123 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home) 39 Species seen.

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