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Fall Waterfowl Tour of Watkins Lake SP

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 5:00 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Thirteen JAS members visited the Watkins Lake SP for our annual autumn waterfowl tour.  It was a beautiful morning with clear skies and comfortable temperatures going from about 35 to 55F during our visit.  We had a good variety of waterfowl with 18 species counted.  A large flock (~1,000) of Canada Goose came in shortly after we started.  And with all eyes on, 2 Snow Goose were spotted!  A significant number of Hooded Merganser were observed.

The raptor count was low with a late arriving Bald Eagle and Red-Tailed Hawk, not seen by many participants.  And a first for me-NO Manchester Turkey Vultures.  They seem to be reliable all year round.

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