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CANCELLED – Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake, Sunday, March 29, 2020
March 29 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake, Sunday, March 29, 2020
10 a.m. in Coffee Time at Lansdowne (Hwy 7) and Old Keene Road
This trip to look for spring migrants, primarily waterfowl will visit various access points on the north shore of Rice Lake between Keene and Hastings. We will be looking for areas of open water near the edge of the ice in a search for concentrations of American Merganser, Common Goldeneye, Buffleheads and other returning waterfowl. Other spring migrants such as American Robins, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles can also be found. We’ll also look for some early returning raptors such as Northern Harrier, Osprey and Turkey Vulture. Martin Parker will be leading this spring outing.
Meet at 10 a.m. in the Coffee Time just east of the intersection of Lansdowne Street East and Hwy 7 and the Old Keene Road. Bring change for gas if car pooling, binoculars, telescope if you have one and dress for the weather forecast for the day. Bring a packed lunch as the outing will last until the middle of the afternoon.