Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dawson Creek Nests

The nesting season is underway at Dawson Creek Park, which surrounds the Hillsboro Library. After dropping off an overdue book, Andie and I took a walk around a few ponds. I checked on the Canada goose island and noticed a small white pile of down. Looking through binoculars, I noticed one large egg.

The adults were swimming nearby, keeping the egg in sight.

I found my first American robin nest of the year near another pond. A female was bringing material to a birch tree in a grove where several nests were constructed last year. Now that the residents are hard at work, the migrants should be moving in and nesting any week now.


EcoRover said...

Spring cannot be denied.

Kathiesbirds said...

I look forward to updates on the migrants. They are returning rapidly here also. I haven't seen an American Robin in a long time!