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Observer: 
Jon Feenstra
Observation Date: 
2011-04-17
Best Estimate for Number of Birds Observed: 
70
Type of Estimate: 
Visual and Untimed
Precision of Estimate: 
Precise Count
Minutes spent at observation site: 
55
Singing: 
No
Carrying Nest Material: 
No
Colony quiet, Incubation inferred: 
No
Adults Carrying Food: 
No
Fledglings out of Nest: 
No
Distance to Stored Grains: 
greater than 500 meters
Distance to Water: 
over water

There were about 65 females and about 5 males present in the rim of reeds around the lake. Most of the weeds were recently burned in a controlled burn to improve Tricolored Blackbird habitat (for next year, I imagine). There are a few remaining weedy patches. There wasn't any singing going on, nor was there any evidence of nesting, but they might just be settling in.