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As the days are getting shorter and cooler, the Marsh is abuzz with energy as migrating birds are getting ready to undertake their long journey south. Whichever direction you look, you will see flocks of Canada geese, ducks, gulls, blackbirds and even the odd group of shorebirds zooming around. They are busy building their muscles […]
The numbers are in… well almost. We did our first waterfowl count this morning, Friday, October 9, but the results do not reflect the numbers of ducks and geese we have at the marsh. The thick fog made it that we could hear a lot more birds than we actually saw. We met in the […]
As an eleven-year-old boy, I waded into a marsh behind the beach I visited with my family on summer Saturdays. Clad in swim trunks and a pair of tall rubber boots, I struck out to find the “thunder-pumper”, an American bittern calling from deep within the cattails. As a blossoming bird nerd, I wanted […]
The days are getting longer and warmer. The winter snow is melting away and the birds are returning to their nesting grounds. Nothing spells spring like the arrival of the birds Now that the first geese have arrived to scout the terrain and establish their nesting territories, it is time to think about the […]
Recording the arrival of the first Canada Goose spotted at Oak Hammock Marsh every Spring has been an annual tradition since 1994. In 1998 the first goose contest was created as a fun way for visitors to guess when the first goose would arrive.
When to feed birds, what to feed them and what kinds of feeders work best.