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Trail & Bird Sighting Info
All trails and boardwalks are open.
Muskrats have built a lodge at the north end of the lake. Look carefully, it is hidden in the aquatic plants.
An American Bittern is still being seen at the north end of the park, sometimes in the canal, sometimes in the lake.
Ducks continue to increase in number and variety. In addition to previously noted species, today's sightings included Gadwal and a female Ruddy Duck.
An immature Red-tailed Hawk and an Eastern Screech Owl have been seen numerous times in the park.
Check for Winter Wrens along the boardwalks. One was singing Tuesday evening.
Trees at the north end of the park are showing brilliant colors. Check out the hill along Wildwood Way and Tall Timbers Trail.
This morning, a female Common Merganser was seen on the lake, along with approximately 26 American Coot, Northern Shovelers, Mallards, Wood Ducks, and American Black Ducks. An American Bittern took off from the shore by the Towpath and flew over the lake. Other sightings included 3 Great Blue Herons, Downy Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee spp., House Finch, and American Robin.
Along the North Boardwalk: young white-tail doe and button buck.
Along Wildwood Way: six-point buck and Red-tailed Hawk.
On the lake: Great Blue Heron, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, American Coot, Wood Duck, Belted Kingfisher.
Throughout the park: White-throated Sparrows singing.
At the feeders: Dark-eyed Junco