After yesterday’s disappointment I decided to go back to Artemesia for a sure thing. It turned out well. The Baltimore Oriole has been a nemesis bird for me-I’ve got photos, but no really good ones.
I met Graeme early, and we saw good birds right away, and most of the morning. Afterward, he showed me nearby Buddy Attick Park, which I’ll visit again soon.
A view of Lake Artemesia.
This is the first Yellow Billed Cuckoo I’ve seen at Artemesia.
I often pass up Mockingbirds, but I liked this pose.
This Common Loon was at Buddy Attick.
We saw this Red Winged Blackbird as we were leaving.
Some very cooperative Barn Swallows.
I’ve seen fewer Blue Gray Gnatcatchers this year than previously.
Wood Ducks are thriving at Artemesia.
This Mallard will be leaving her ducklings soon.
More Purple Martin flight shots.
Several Green Herons flew over the lake.
This Orchard Oriole was one of the first birds we saw this morning.
I really wanted this Baltimore Oriole, so we spent a lot of time chasing it.