Apr 092014
 

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Not much new was going on with the Mute Swans this week. Egg incubation continues into week four (since I began observing the nest). I did have a chance to speak with some park patrons this time out, and they told me that the nest has been active for a long time now. One person expressed concern that it seemed like the birds have been setting eggs for too long now. My guess is that we will have cygnets very soon!

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In the meanwhile, there were an number of other interesting wildlife observations made at the lake on this sunny afternoon:

A Sharp-shinned Hawk

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

A group of Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle.  The largest are about the size of a dinner plate.

A group of Pallid Spiny Softshell Turtle. The largest are about the size of a dinner plate.

A Pie-billed Grebe with fishing line tangled around its bill.

A Pie-billed Grebe with fishing line tangled around its bill.

A Great Egret fishing the shallows.

A Great Egret fishing the shallows.

A baby Nutria.

A baby Nutria.

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