Ashland Big Morning

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Ashland Big Morning

By Nate Trimble

On February 3, no less than 17 hardy birders met at 7:00 am in the chilly early morning light at North Mountain Park to begin a big morning in Ashland. The goal was to see as many species as possible before noon. In total we identified 52 species between North Mountain Park, the Impera-trice Property, and Lithia Park. Trip highlights included some early signs of spring at North Mountain Park such as Tree Swallows, singing Song Spar-rows, and an active Red-shouldered Hawk nest. We also got great looks at a perched Rough-legged Hawk at the Imperatrice Property and watched a Northern Harrier attacking a pair of coyotes! We ended the day with a dipper quest at Lithia Park and were treated to a pair of dippers singing and “dipping” right in front of us. We will be hosting more great trips going into spring and hope you all come out to join us.

By | 2018-03-01T11:55:49+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Field Trip Reports|0 Comments

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