Highlights of the day for me were Ring-necked Pheasant (106), Savannah Sparrow(107) and Great Egret (108)... I heard the Ring-necked Pheasant calling as soon as I hit the trail.... this has been a bird that has eluded me so far this year, so I was glad to hear the Rooster call several times over the course of an hour... The Great Egret was located in the large ponds off to the side of Werderman Rd... I snapped some photos as it took off, but not good quality so I wont post... I love egrets..... As Kevin and I were circling the pond, I thought I heard the first few notes of a Savannah Sparrow singing.... It was loud with all the Red-winged Blackbirds singing, but I was sure that is what I heard.... a minute later, one emerged from the fields and landed on the path in front of us... I usually don't have this bird until the beginning of April.... everything seems about a week early this year...
|Wetzel State Park|