Hinckley Twp Property on Rt 303
March 1, 2009

Report Photos courtesy of Mary Anne Romito

Tom, Martha, Liz and I met behind the firestation and carpooled to the Rt 303 property today, March 1, 2009 (before Buzzard Day). Here is a list of our findings

First without snow on the ground  and the bushes beaten down from the past snow, footing was relatively easy going today. The temperature was in the teens. The sky was clear and the birds were singing.

Canada Goose                     2
Mallard                                   3
Creagle (Turkey Vultures)    3
Red-tailed Hawk                   1
Ring-billed Gull                      2
Mourning Dove                      3
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Blue Jay                                 2
American Crow                     7
Black-capped Chickadee    6
Tufted Titmouse                    3
White-breasted Nuthatch     1
Song Sparrow                       3
Northern Cardinal                  2
American Goldfinch              2

 Total species                         15

We also found lots of beaver activity including a couple of beaver “slides” into the Rocky River.

 Mary Anne



Hinckley Twp property in winter


Recent beaver gnawings


Older beaver gnawings

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