|This Ring-necked Snake was found sunning itself at Harn's Marsh|
The water level seems to be falling at Harn's Marsh and more wading and shore birds were found. Had a single Black-necked Stilt, some Yellowlegs in breeding colors, Western Sandpipers and Killdeers. The duck population is greatly diminished with absence of ring-necked and lesser scaup. Plenty of Blue-winged Teal still and plenty of Mottled Ducks. Was surprised to find a pair of male Wood Ducks. I don't recall seeing wood ducks here before. The American Coot population remains very large and Common Gallinules are still common.
Limpkins and Snail Kites still have a strong presence. Did find that Northern Harrier and American Kestrel are still here, but for the past several days I noticed an absence of the tree swallows that had been so numerous this winter. A few Palm Warblers and Savannah Sparrows were found today also.