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This curiously named lake is the smallest and shallowest of the three Village Lakes and is located just south of A.E.Sea. It can be reached from the Red Barn by following the easternmost trail for about a mile.

For much of the year, birding this lake is generally not worth the walk. However, depending on the water levels it can be very good during fall migration for early migrant waterfowl and shorebirds. Some of the rarer shorebirds found here include American Avocet, Western Sandpiper, and Ruddy Turnstone and it is the most reliable place on site for Long-billed Dowitchers. Under the right conditions, the sedges and cattails along the eastern shore are a fairly reliable place to find Nelson'sSparrows and a Common Moorhen was see here in the spring of 1997.

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