The trees were full of Eastern Towhees, Tufted Titmice, Song Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Carolina Chickadees.The wasn't any waterfowl in the lake's receded waters. The only ducks we saw were a pair of Mallards, and believe it or not, they were standing in the middle of the trail. A lone Belted Kingfisher passed by us a few times. A lone Great Egret stood statuesquely in the marshy edges of the lake. A Pileated Woodpecker flew right in front of us on its way to a distance tree. The trail in the wooded area came to an end near a residential area but continued along some tall grass, still overlooking the lake. I began to wonder if the trail really went around the whole lake, as I had forgotten to look at the trail map when we started. Thinking positively, we continued on, until we reached a dead end, a little more than half way around.
This was the view as we turned back. After making our way back, we headed to the boardwalk. Along this less than 1/2 mile walk we spotted numerous Northern Cardinals, three Blue Jays, one Mockingbird, several Tree Swallows, 2 Mourning Doves, and a Carolina Wren. Several flocks of Canadian Geese were seen and heard flying overhead.
We ended the day at the eco-filter pond where there were several turtles. These two seemed to have their minds elsewhere and didn't notice our presence.
I hope you all have a very Happy Easter!
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