Easter Sunday dawned sunny but cold. At 7:00 AM, the air temperature was 26º F. and the ground was white with frost. Taking advantage of the fine weather, I took about a 1-hour walk part-way around Crescent Lake. What follows is a list of the 28 species observed in the yard and surrounding neighborhood today:
Great Horned Owl (nesting)
An additional 12 species were seen in the neighborhood during the preceding 7 days, but not today: Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Tree Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Fox Sparrow, House Finch, and Pine Siskin.