Japanese Gardens and Lake Tecumseh

JPG Birdwatchers Water in the LakeYesterday four of us met at the Japanese Peace Gardens to survey the birds around our habitat restoration plot. The cold front that came in overnight and the steady wind made it feel wintry! We were happy to see a pair of Brown Thrashers using the restoration area. Here are the bird species we observed at the gardens:

2 Killdeer
4 Rock Pigeons
1 Eurasian Collared Dove
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Brown Thrashers
several European Starlings
several Eastern Meadowlarks
1 Common Grackle
3 Great-tailed Grackles
1 House Finch
2 House Sparrows

After that three of us visited Lake Tecumseh. Water levels were up! Here are the bird species we observed at Lake Tecumseh:

20 Ruddy Ducks (these are late according to the OBRC Date Guide)
1 Northern Bobwhite
(1 rooster)
1-2 buteo hawks
Mourning Doves
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 swallows
1 Blue Jay
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbirds
Red-winged Blackbirds

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