Recent Bird Sightings

Green Heron at Radnor Lake

Picture above by Don Horne Recently, photographers have been spending long hours observing and trying to capture photos of the secretive Green Heron nesting on the Radnor Lake Dam near the west parking lot. The individual was noticed nesting in a Red Maple on May 13th;  the eggs typically take 19-21 days for incubation.  Photographers believe there are four to five eggs in the nest and with it being 21 days since the nest had been spotted the hatchling

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Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

Picture Above by Bob Belser On May 20th 2017, a Black-bellied Whistling Duck was documented on Radnor Lake for the first time by Larry Hollon. Occasionally, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks wander from their breeding grounds during migration due to extreme weather or inexperience of migration. Within the United States, this species of whistling duck is typically found in Texas and Louisiana where marshes and swamps are plentiful. The Radnor Lake individual

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Great Egrets at Radnor Lake State Natural Area (August 26th, 2016)

Over the past week, park rangers have been conducted spotting scope programs for park visitors along Otter Creek Road due to the arrival of two Great Egrets.  These shallow wading birds are only seen at Radnor Lake 1-2 times a year. Much like the bald eagle sightings on the lake, these unique wildlife opportunities only 6 miles from the state capitol highlight the importance of protecting natural areas such as Radnor Lake which provides wildlife

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Radnor Lake Bald Eagle Spotting Scope Program on August 6th, 2016

Picture Above by Bob Belser   During the past week, a mature bald eagle has been hanging out at Radnor Lake.  For 3 hours on Saturday, August 6th spotting scope programs were conducted by Ranger Paul Schauer for park visitors along Otter Creek Road. Over 300 visitors got to see this mature bald eagle on the lake on Saturday through the spotting scope on Otter Creek Road. During the upcoming week, the park ranger staff will be conducting spotting

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