Nancy Barrett lead our “March” Bird Walk, which actually happened on April 1st. It was delayed by a week due to a major storm on March 25th. Overnight heavy rain and early morning fog gave way to a beautiful sunny, windy day. The large, enthusiastic group were treated to several newly arrived Spring migrants including Tree Swallows, a Belted Kingfisher and a Great Blue Heron. We found a nice variety of waterfowl, both winter residents, and Spring migrants, although most stayed well out from shore. While we missed some expected, species we were more than compensated by sighting some less common species including Blue-winged Teal, American Kestrel, Iceland Gull, and Bonaparte’s Gull.
By 11:00, we had tallied 38 species. Here is the full list: