The forests of Rondeau are looking more like spring every day. The sloughs are full of water, with green plants starting to appear.
|My first Killdeer nest of the season|
Also in the grassy areas nearby were at least 3 Vesper Sparrows and a dozen Chipping Sparrows. The Vespers do not stay in the park for long, as they nest in open and grassy agricultural areas. Chippies are common and widespread throughout the open area of the park, especially where there are coniferous trees.
Three White-tailed Deer were grazing nearby. Their winter coats are looking a little rough these days, as their heavy brown coat is beginning to shed. By late May, they will be their usual reddish-brown.