Fernald Preserve Duck Hike

As predicted, the birding at Fernald Preserve was excellent today. Thanks to Chis from Wild Birds Unlimited in Western Hills for sponsering the hike. Next time you are in the area stop in a say hello. He stocks premium quality bird seed, a wide selecation of feeders and much, much more. You can find him online HERE We saw a nice variety of ducks (though not in large numbers) and quite a few early song birds were present today as well as a good number of raptors. Thanks again to everyone who attended, I am looking forward to more birding trips in the future! Below is the list of birds seen today at Fernald Preserve.

1. Canada Goose
2. Mute Swan
3. American Wigeon
4. Mallard
5. Northern Pintail
6. Canvasback
7. Redhead
8. Ring-necked Duck
9. Bufflehead
10. Northern Harrier
11. Red-shouldered Hawk
12. Red-tailed Hawk
12. American Coot
14. Killdeer
15. Mourning Dove
16. American Crow
17. American Robin
18. Northern Mockingbird
19. Song Sparrow
20. Northern Cardinal
21. Red-winged Blackbird
22. Eastern MEadowlark
23. Common Grackle
After the hike a few of us continued birding and saw:
1. Gadwall
2. Sandhill Crane
3. Belted Kingfisher
4. Pileated Woodpecker

Birding At Fernald Preserve

Birding At Fernald Preserve

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2 Responses to Fernald Preserve Duck Hike

  1. Linda Waugh says:

    We really enjoyed Saturday’s hike and seeing the abundant wildlife at Fernald. Your enthusiasm for sharing your knowledge of birds is terrific. Thanks to Chris and Wildbirds Unlimited for their sponsorship.

    • Matt says:

      Thanks Linda,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the hike.
      I am still hoping to do an impromtu trip to Magee Marsh in May. Participants would have to provide there own, food, lodging and transportation and I would need a minimum of 10 people to make it happen. If you (or anyone you know) might be interested let me know and I will get the details to you.

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