Fernhill Wetlands 11/1/12
Things are hopping at Fernhill Wetlands, with rising water levels, an influx of several thousand geese and other waterfowl, and a few other goodies.
A small flock of Greater White-fronted Geese were hanging out with the Mallards in Dabblers Marsh.
The resident Bald Eagles were sitting around looking majestic. I watched one carrying a stick to add to their nest.
I saw three Common Garter Snakes on this trip, including one very young newborn about the width of a linguine. The colorful individual in this photo was about 20 inches long. Note the large laceration on his neck, presumably from a predator. Despite the severity of the wound, the snake was not bleeding and he crawled away after this photo was taken, so I am hopeful he will recover.
Posted on November 4, 2012, in OR Birding Sites, reptiles & amphibians, seasonal movements and tagged Bald Eagle, Cackling Goose, Common Garter Snake, Fernhill Wetlands, Great Egret, Greater White-fronted Goose, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Shrike. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.