Tour Stop 9: The Third Gazebo

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The third gazebo is a common place to find Blue-winged and Green-winged Teals feasting on duckweed in the early winter. They skim their beaks along the surface of the water, consecutively slurping the Duckweed in and nibbling on it. When they eat in large groups it sounds like rain on the water. If you squint to the north looking out of the gazebo, there is a tall stump with a fork in the top. You may see an American Kestrel perched on top of the stump hunting. The American Kestrel is a small falcon that eats small mammals and insects. Look along the berms for flocks of Snowy Egrets, solitary Tricolored Herons, and the endangered Wood Stork. Purple Gallinule feed in the patches of Fireflag.


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