American Coots! Hundreds of them. But I was faced with this sign at the entrance:Damn. Well, they won't mind if I just go take a peek.Lots and lots of coots. This is just one of the lakes that have been formed from the quarry. This is a small flock of the coots. But then, I started to look closer...what are those white things?Buffleheads!
Then I noticed other birds with white fronts and spots on their heads. Common goldeneyes!
Then I noticed some birds that were brown...American widgeons!
This is the view from one of the trails.
I also saw what I think might have been common loons. But I didn't get any pictures of them.
Melinda, one of our tireless RAPTOR volunteers, stopped by the house today, and I asked about the quarry and the possiblity that I saw loons.
1. The quarry was saved from becoming a housing development by the village of Indian Hill (one of the IT places to live in Cincinnati). And you can only get a permit if you live in Indian Hill. What kind of crap is that? I WILL be getting a permit. It's now my mission.
2. I probably did see loons. Melinda said they are common sights there. Yippee!