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Pymatuning Lake April 2, 3 & 4, 2010

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These pictures are from April 2, 3 & 4, 2010 from the Pymatuning Lake area. We arrived at Geneva Marsh on Friday night around 6:45 pm, spent all day Saturday and then left Sunday Morning for home around 10 am. April 2: Geneva Marsh: numerous Mergansers & Ring-Necked Ducks and a lot of Red Winged Blackbirds, mallards. The Wildlife Management area by Pymatuning Lake: 2 Northern Shovelers: 20 Mergansers: Mallards, Lesser Scaups: 2 Widgeons: 2 Blue Winged Teals: lots of Ring-Necked ducks & Geese and when we were leaving 24 deer. April 3: Wildlife Management Area same ducks as last night plus lot 3 painted turtles, a young groundhog, 6 Wood Ducks & 10 Greater Yellowlegs. Hartstown Marsh (known for it's assortment of Herons & lots of Muskrats - but at this time there was literally hundreds and hundreds of dead fish along the bank. (The Ice at the beginning of March was so thick the sun could not reach the vegetation under it and there was no oxygen for the fish and the lack of oxygen killed the fish). Geneva Marsh same birds as last night plus a Belted Kingfisher. Pymatuning Lake, in the afternoon the wind had started to pick up and the water at Pymatuning was very choppy. While we were there, they had numerous water rescues from the boats, kayaks and canoes that had capsized. not that many birds - just usual Seagulls & Geese. Erie National Wildlife Refuge: 1 Great Blue Heron, 1 turtle. April 4: Geneva Marsh: about 10 or so Wood Ducks, 1 Immature Bald Eagle, lots of Red Winged Blackbirds, 1 Great Blue Heron plus the same ducks as before. Wildlife Management Area - same ducks as before. Goddard State Park - we were told there were 2 Osprey nests there - in the one nest we saw nothing and in the other one, a goose was in it: 4 Mallards - 10 Killdeer. oh - there is a surprise GREEN animal we included - LOL

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