The Great Backyard Bird Count ~ Friday through Monday

  • [photo by Bill Buchroeder]

    [photo by Bill Buchroeder]

By Marcy Axness, TME

In the story last week about The Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend (Friday to Monday, Feb. 15–18), Lynn Stafford suggested that Fern’s Lake in the Pine Mountain community will make an interesting location to choose for your bird-watching adventures. One quarry through your…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Above: Fern’s Lake hosts plenty of ring-necked ducks, happily wintering—mostly eating and resting­—before migrating in spring to nest in marshes and wooded lakes in the northern United States and Canada; Right: A female (front) and male (behind) ring-necked ducks. The name is misleading: Lynn Stafford says ‘a thin brown line can barely be seen around the neck if the bird cranes its neck just so.’

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This is part of the February 15, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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