(Saturday, March 16) The Berrien Birding Club kicked off the spring 2013 field trip season with a waterfowl watch at a few “mid-county” locations in Berrien County, beginning with Pat Underwood’s friendly neighborhood Glenlord Beach in Stevensville. Pat says it was so cold his eyes were freezing, but he was able to guide us to, well, let’s hear from Pat directly:
overlook for the kickoff of the Spring BBC Schedule. It started out cold
and breezy then soon became cold, windy & misty. I think we all agreed that
when you are looking through your scope and your eyeball starts to freeze,
it is COLD.
As for the birds…only small scattered flocks of waterfowl were seen from
Glenlord, mostly C. Goldeneye & Red-br. Mergansers. We did however get quick
looks at a Red-throated Loon, an American Black Duck and some of us saw
distant Long-tailed Ducks moving far out in the lake. We also had a quick
“there it goes” look at a Peregrine Falcon flying past.
We next moved to North Lake in Grand Mere where is was still cold. There are
quite a few ducks on the lake with the majority being Ring-necked Ducks. We
also found a few Redheads, Lesser Scaup, Northern Shovelers, 2-3 White
winged Scoters and some Coots.
Thanks again to all who showed up today with your great spotting abilities.
Kip and I hope to see even more BBCers in the coming weeks of spring!
Love Creek/Berrien County Parks