It was a little windy and cool this morning, but I started at Sandy Point anyway. It was a total bust-a boring sky and no hint of m ore colors, so I got to Terrapin earlier than usual.
It’s starting to pick up there, but it’s still slow, even though I saw 5 Ospreys fishing, and a friend saw 10, later. A few Palm Warblers and Snowy Egrets helped
CBEC was a bit better, with the Cackling Goose, more Ospreys, ducks and Nuthatches.
Several Snowy Egrets landed in the pond shortly after I arrived.
There’s an Owl cam at CBEC, and this is the first time I’ve spotted the Great Horned Owl, who may be sitting on eggs.
Northern Shovelers are still hanging out in Lake Knapp.
Brown Headed Nuthatches were very active.
Another try for a Tree Swallow in flight.
I saw at least two Palm Warblers.
This Eastern Bluebird was checking out a nest box.
Blue Jays are migrating in small numbers.
This is the first Goldfinch I’ve seen in a while.
This Canada Goose may be nesting.
The little goose to the left is the Cackling Goose. Cornell: “The newly recognized Cackling Goose is a smaller version of the Canada Goose. Formerly considered the smallest subspecies of one variable species, recent work on genetic differences found the four smallest forms to be very different. These four races are now recognized as a full species: the Cackling Goose. It breeds farther northward and westward than does the Canada Goose.”