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Smith and Bybee Lakes 03.02.12

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It was an extremely quiet day today out at Smith & Bybee Lakes. Hardly any bird activity. I almost didn’t even see any raptors at all, which would be unusual, but I did see a red-tailed right when I got back to my car to leave. It was disappointing not to see the bald eagles again after last visit. The highlight of the day was a pileated woodpecker.

It was 43 degrees today. Lightly raining. There was moss growing thickly on tree branches and even the ground. The leaves on the ground were slick, wet, and half decomposed. The snowberry bushes had new leaf growth on them. Other brush was also starting new sprout growth. The reed grass around Bybee Lake was starting to turn green. The invasive blackberries were healthy and growing strong.

The water level today was highest I’ve seen it.

Species list for today:

  • pied grebe
  • red winged blackbird
  • double breasted cormorant
  • mallard
  • bufflehead
  • northern shoveler
  • flicker
  • coot
  • ruby crowned kinglet
  • wood duck
  • chickadee
  • bewicks wren
  • kingfisher
  • lesser scaup
  • canada goose
  • pileated woodpecker
  • frogs
  • red tailed hawk
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Author: Kay-Kay's Bird Club

Hat-maker, Bird lover, Star gazer, Scooter rider, and Running fool.

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