Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An afternoon off

Today (Wed, Nov 25) I was actually able to leave at noon today. I had a long list of projects to do at home in the afternoon, so I went birding instead and ended up doing a nothern Hancock County route.
First, I stopped at the Findlay Reservoirs and was largely dissapointed. 16 Canada Geese, half-dozen loons and Ring-billed and Herring Gull were at I could find.
Next, I swung over to Fostoria Lake Mosier (Reservoir #4). Geese, gulls and about two dozen Mallards were present, plus a couple of Pintails.
Finally, I went west to the Hancock County Landfill, SW of Van Buren. A soaring Cooper's Hawk welcomed me there. No waterfowl were present in any of the ponds, but the woods yielded Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Tree Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows and more than a few Crows and Blue Jays.
All-in-all not a very exciting birding afternoon, but as the old saying goes the worst day of birding is better than the best day of work. Maybe that's not a saying, but it should be.

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