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December 03, 2013


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We've had great mixed flocks of grackles, blackbirds, rusty blackbirds over the past month visiting the beaver pond out back for a drink and roosting in the remaining treetops on the other side of the pond. One day they literally appeared to stream in from the sky. The wetland has, for many years, been a regular stop along their migratory path, but since the Beaver has been renewing the ecology of the place since the Big Blowdown in August of 2011, the area is much more heavily used by all kinds of birds, ducks, geese, waders big and small.

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