Barbara and I had been in all day working, so decided to go on a brief outing to look for spring migrants. We decided to check the flooded fields beside the
near Jock River . Richmond
On the way there, we saw a male Hooded Merganser swimming along the river itself, as we drove along Steeple Hill Cr. We drove to the dead end on
Twin Elm Rd. and saw lots of Canada Geese, but nothing unusual.
We backtracked on Twin Elm to Barnsdale. Along the former, we saw two Killdeer bathing in a ditch. As we moved closer, they retreated to the ploughed field, and became almost invisible. We finally spotted three of them in the field, and could hear more calling.But it was still frozen and devoid of birds. We took a loop around