Friday, April 17, 2009

Mud Lake Hike with John & Mary Anne McAlpine

Monday, April 13, 2009

It was John & Mary Anne’s anniversary today.
We hiked around Mud Lake in a clockwise direction, starting from the filtration plant. As soon as we got through the muddy stretch at the east end of the pond, we saw our first Black-crowned Night-Heron. Then we saw about 5 more. It was quiet at the back of the pond, but we did see a couple of Painted Turtles and several nesting Canada Geese.On the west side of the pond, there were some excited photographers. A pair of Coopers Hawks had been sighted. The male had flown off, but the young female was still there.

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