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May 3, 2012

Still no Osprey at Seneca ~ but many other birds

Photo by BarrytheBirder

There's still no sign of a return by the Ospreys on Lake Jonda, at Seneca College in King.   But a visit there today (Wednesday) produced Trumpeter Swans, Great Blue Heron, Caspian Terns, Common Mergansers, Mallards, Baltimore Oriole, Savannah and Song Sparrows, and Tree Swallows, plus many other of the usual suspects such as Canada Geese and Red-winged Blackbirds, etc.   There are many birdboxes at Seneca College/Eaton Hall, but they are concentrated in long-grass meadows.   This is fine for the Tree Swallows but is no incentive to Eastern Bluebirds, which prefer short-grass fields and meadows.   There are short-grass fields at Seneca, but no bird boxes on them.   Maybe a modest re-positioning of a few boxes might encourage bluebirds on the college grounds?
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