Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Birding Black Dog Lake

Here are some pictures of waterfowl that I took on March 24th at Black Dog Lake.
Canadian goose
common goldeneye
American coot

redhead duck


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Beautiful birds- I especially like that redhead.

Ecobirder said...

Lynn, I wonder why you like the redheads? LOL

Kirk said...

Where at black dog to you find you get the best views? It's a big place.

Ecobirder said...

Kirk, actually the swamp to the north of the lake, on your right as you come down from Cedar Ave, seems to be the best spot that I have found to get some close up looks. It is actually part of Fort Snelling State Park. I hope that helps.

RuthieJ said...

We found a dead American Coot on our afternoon walk yesterday. Nowhere near any water and with some sort of abdominal injury. I was sorry to see it dead, but it gave me a good chance to examine this little bird up close. It's legs and feet were especially interesting to see.

Ecobirder said...

Well Ruthie even though coots look like ducks they aare actually in the rail family which is why they have toes instead of webbed feet.