First official count day of the season.

It was a pretty decent day to start the season off.  It was clear and cold, much of the morning was below freezing, and the wind was coming from the East-Southeast.  There was a movement of Sandhill Cranes totaling 2,052.  Raptors included Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered & Red-tailed Hawks, & American Kestrel.  A flock of 35 Greater White-fronted Geese passed by over Lake Michigan.  Eastern Bluebirds are moving along; 70 of them were counted today.  Eastern Meadowlarks are back in the area, today 6 were seen including 2 that decided to stop and perch right next to the tower like this one…

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This is just the beginning though.  It should be interesting to find out what’s in store for this spring.

Here this the complete list via eBird… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43375153

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