Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | January 23, 2011

Frozen Forsythe

Today, I decided to take a trip over to Forsythe (Brig) and see what was up…. The compound seems like a frozen tundra of barrenness – and the vast numbers of birds once covering the land are but a distant memory. The outer edges are all frozen solid, as was much of the inside, many of the birds were not easily viewable without a scope, as they stayed close to the inside (except the Harriers.)

Two drives around the loop produced the following day list:

  • Snow Goose
  • Canada Goose
  • Mute Swan
  • Tundra Swan
  • American Black Duck
  • American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Bald Eagle (way in land at the home stretch of the loop – feasting on something on the ice)
  • Northern Harrier (saw about five total, and they were sticking close to the edge of the road, yielding great views though they were fighting the wind!)
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • American Crow
  • American Robin


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