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Megansers and friends on Rice Lake

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Date(s) - 03/25/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Country Style at Old Keene Rd


On this trip we will look for spring migrants, primarily waterfowl, and 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 Goldeneye, Buffleheads and other returning waterfowl.  Other spring migrants such as American Robins, Song Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles will be logged.   Some early returning raptors such as Northern Harrier, Osprey and Turkey Vulture may be seen.  Martin Parker will be leading this spring outing.

Meet at 10 a.m. at the Country Style just east of the intersection of Lansdowne Ave East and Hwy 7 and the Old Keene Road.  Bring 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.


Accessibilty: easy. Short walks on level ground.