Swan Lake NSA
February 28, 2012
Partly cloudy, cold
According to a new species showing up at the Lemmon Valley Sewer Ponds,
spring cannot be far away. This morning some two dozen American Avocets were
resting along the spit of land in the largest pond. They appeared in
varying degrees of winter/breeding plumage.
The ponds were bursting with all the normal visitors, including an adult
Bald Eagle perched at the north end of the pond, and both the male and
female N. Harriers working the American Coots on the ice of the lake itself.
Cheers, Bob Goodman