The Quad 30 Campaign

3352 Knollwood
West Bend, WI 53095

Noel's Journal

Home Page
Bird Checklist
Other Checklists
Where's Noel?
Bird of the Day
Daily Journal
Tomorrow's Weather
Pledge Form
Important Bird Areas

Breeding Bird Survey
  Fact Sheet

Fund Raising
Strange Happenings
Media Coverage
Noel's Quad 30 Journal

Sunday, June 6th
Knapp, Minnesota


Not only did my good friend Carl join me on 2 of my BBS routes this week-end, he treated me to a very fine dinner at Peters on Ripley Lake in Litchfield, MN last night - a good friend to share excellent food that would have made Dennis Getto happy, and spectacular scenery! I watched a thunderstorm build as I returned to my motel in Hutchinson, and then the skies opened up after I arrived, and I would estimate that 2" of rain poured down. A dense fog made driving to the starting point this morning a little difficult.

Although we had a few problems with negotiating the route, the survey went well. A number of wetland species were observed including 2 rail species, Black Tern, loon, white pelican, cormorant, and 6 species of waterfowl. Veery was added to the overall species list for the Knapp route. Two individuals of 4 different flycatcher species were encountered - Willow, Alder, Least, and Eastern Phoebe. The Great Crested was the most abundant (19) flycatcher, followed by pewee (10) and Eastern Kingbird (4). I hope that a Western Kingbird will be forthcoming soon.

All in all, a nice route with 72 species, bettering the average of 63 found over the past 3 years.

  Previous Day                             Today's Bird of the Day                                       Next Day