The little mound just west of the porta-potty at the edge of the Off-Leash Dog Area has developed into a new hotspot for Red-winged Blackbird reproduction. Free of invasion by mowers, the hill sprouts grasses almost waist high and blooming weeds like Wild Radish five or six feet tall. On a recent morning, both males and females fluttered around taking care of their vital business. There’s no fennel on this hill, as there is in the northwest quadrant of the park where the blackbirds make their main mating ground, but the birds manage just fine with the Wild Radish, Wild Mustard, Cheeseweed, and Rumex Crispus.
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