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Winged Wednesday I

March 29, 2006 By Scott Richardson Filed under Article Tags: birdsfaunawinged wednesday

A flock of 45 Canada Geese flew north along the shoreline this morning. Below them, in the Webhannet Marsh along Wells Harbor Road, stood a solitary Great Blue Heron. Somewhere way up, a Tree Swallow scratched out a few notes. They're hints of spring movement that ought to start in earnest any day now.

Green-winged Teal, American Black Ducks, Canada Geese, and Mallards were the waterfowl close at hand. Red-winged Blackbirds and Song Sparrows were singing strongly, as was a sole Northern Mockingbird.

At mid day near the Wells Reserve campus, a Red-tailed Hawk got mobbed by crows and a Turkey Vulture rocked over the grasslands. The woods were mostly quiet — still mostly chickadees. American Robins, though, are hopping about by the dozens where the grass is packed down.

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