Mergansers and Friends on Rice Lake
March 31 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
On this trip, we will look for spring migrants – primarily waterfowl – and we 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 search of concentrations of American Merganser, Common Goldeneyes, Buffleheads and other returning waterfowl. Other spring migrants such as American Robins, Song Sparrows, Red-Winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles should be present. Some early returning raptors such as Northern Harrier, Osprey and Turkey Vulture may be seen. Martin Parker with the assistance of Steve Paul, will be leading this spring outing.
Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Country Style just east of the intersection of Lansdowne St. East and Old Keene Road. Bring binoculars, spotting scope if you have one and dress for the weather forecast for the day. Bring a lunch as the outing will last until the middle of the afternoon
Accessibility: Easy with travel between various viewing locations.