Thursday, May 2, 2013

Camp Opemikon Work Weekend

April 26-28, 2013

We are at camp to work, but there is always time for birding from 6 to 8 am and also in the later afternoon.  The dates often coincide with the peak of early spring migration.  With lake, swamp, mature hardwoods and pines, there are several chances to see birds.  The lake has nesting pairs of both Osprey and Bald Eagles.

We are awakened each morning by the dawn song of Chipping Sparrows, Eastern Phoebes and American Robins.  We heard both Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and a Pileated Woodpecker.

During the day, Barbara was fortunate enough to see a Pine Warbler near our work site.  There were also plenty of Ruby-crowned Kinglets bouncing around.  In the swamp across the road, we saw a pair of Northen Flickers doing a mating dance.


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