Saturday, July 17, 2010
Hennepin-Hopper Lakes, Part III
The most plentiful birds (besides the red-winged blackbirds)were double-crested cormorants and great blue herons. I did see a common moorhen, an Illinois State Bird for me. I wish we could have gotten a photo but it was one of those now-you-see-me, now-you-don't moments, the moorhen scurrying into the reeds and weeds as quickly as I noticed it. There was also a nice statue in the boat dock area.