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First migrants starting to show up in the bog.

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Today on my bog trip I noticed a few new birds starting to show up in the area. Maybe spring really is coming! Too bad it was such a dark gloomy day.

Swans on Stone Lake.


A pair of geese.


Numerous hawks were seen, which included 3 merlins, a red tail and numerous rough legs.



And the first junco of the season, all by himself on S. Admiral Rd.


I saw my first [me] willows opening two weekends ago.


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Great finds Jay!....Last weekend I spotted my first hawk also down off of "7"...not sure of the species though ....Yesterday a flock of geese flew over Carey Lake but certainly not much open water...creeks were starting to open giving the waterfowl a place to rest....yes spring is here!

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Nice images! The ice is almost history in nothern Iowa, which should bring in the diving ducks. Migration has slowed except for Hawks and Eagles. The latest new songbird I've seen was several Hermit Thrush's.


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Glad to see your finally getting some new birds in the area. This weekend around Hutch I saw some snow and blue geese, hundreds of swans, pintails, goldeneyes, ringnecked ducks, buffleheads and mergansers. Hopefully they are heading your way.

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Excellent perspective and composition on the chickadee image. Sweet to see swans in the bog! I thought I saw that junco out at Admiral last week smile

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