I went straight to Artemesia this morning in hopes of finding good birds, and I got lucky. There was an unusually good variety and quantity , and mostly in good light.
The Loons were totally unexpected, as they are really bay/ocean birds and you wouldn’t expect to see them on a lake.
I took so many photos that I haven’t finished processing them yet, so I’ll be adding a few more later.
Canada Geese heading out to forage.
There were more Great Blue Herons than usual.
25 or more Double Crested Cormorants were fishing in the lake.
Ring Necked Ducks have returned to the lake after a short absence.
This Great Egret should have migrated south several weeks ago.
Two flocks of Hooded Mergansers are hanging out at the lake.
This female Canvasback is an unusual visitor also.
A Mallard pair was cruising the lake.
The errant Common Goldeneyes are still in residence.
Two Red Throated Loons were a real surprise.