Another day, another decision. Bombay Hook wins out because there’s still not much to see locally. This is a minor deal to me because I’m no fond of the hour and a half drive, largely in the dark, which is getting to be a small problem on some days.
Anyway, it turned out to be a good day weather-wise, if not as good as I’d hoped, bird-wise.
I don’t often hit these places on weekends, but it wasn’t too bad. More people than usual, but not crowded by any means.
Wading birds are still relatively scarce, but I got a good look at some passerines, so that made up for it.
Dawn at Bombay Hook.
Many Least Sandpipers were feeding on the mud flats.
A single Black-necked Stilt was in Bear Swamp Pool.
This might be a Lesser Yellowlegs.
Great Blue Herons are usually very quiet as they fly.
Many Goldfinches were feeding along the road side.
I hear Marsh Wrens frequently, but they can be hard to find.
This Great Egret was one of only a few I saw.
These Egrets seemed to be snoozing.
Red Winged Blackbirds make good images in the right setting.
I saw only a few Forster’s Terns.
I found this Mockingbird Saturday at Lake Artemesia.
This Northern Flicker was also at Artemesia.
Blue grosbeaks seem to be more visible than usual.