March 19th, 2017 — Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Approximate conditions: 2°C, cloudy with sunny breaks

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-King Eider in winter plumage

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-Eared Grebe juvenile 

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-Gadwall 

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-Snowy Owl 

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-Ring-necked Ducks 

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-Herring gull in the center with the red dot on its beak and distinct mirror pattern on black tail feathers

  • Snowy Owl (on a wooden post in the marina–stayed there for the entirety of our trip. There were remains of a seagull and it was assumed that the owl fed on it last night)
  • Gadwalls (so many of them!)
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • King Eider (it seemed to be adopted by the Mallards)
  • Herring Gull
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Mallard
  • American Black Duck (hybrid?)
  • Trumpeter Swans
  • Long-tailed Duck
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Eared Grebe juvenile
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Robin
  • American Goldfinch
  • Common Grackle
  • Greater/Lesser Scaup
  • Canada Geese
  • Mourning Dove

Mammal: Mink!

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