Perkin Things to Do
Visit Bonds Lake Park for birding
Bonds Lake Park has a mix of habitat: ponds with reedy marshes; an orchard; wooded areas with maples, hardwoods, white pines. These areas provide plenty of food and cover in the way of shrubs and vine tangles, and understory growth.
Typical birds are the migratory water fowl (Mallards, Canadian Geese), Warblers of various species, even Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers which you often hear but only sometimes see.
Late Fall to early spring you may be able to spot Crossbill, Grosbeak, Winter Wren, Towhee, and Pine Siskin. Summer time is typically Sparrows and Robins and Wrens.
Most birders access Bond Lake via a dirt lane. Walk down the lane past where there is water on both sides (150 yards or so to West Meyers Lake and East Meyers Lake) . Birds are often around these lakes and the small orchard just south of East Meyers Lake. To access another good area of the park, continue down the lane to the large orchard and turn right. Walk about 200 yards to a path over the ditch on your right.Related to:
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