American Avocet at Bombay Hook NWR.

I made the long trek to Bombay Hook this morning so I’d be sure of finding some worthwhile birds.  It’s a difficult time of year-not quite migration and not Winter.

Bombay Hook always pays off to some degree. The Avocets are always welcome, as are the Teal. I did see some nice raptors, but too distant for good images.

A worthwhile trip.

Killdeer 2017-6

Killdeer 2017-5

Several Killdeer were in the road when I arrived.

Northern Pintail 2017-33 Northern Pintail 2017-32

Northern Pintail 2017-31

Northern Pintail 2017-30

Northern Pintails are also very numerous.

Gadwall 2017-6

Gadwall 2017-5

Many Gadwall were in the shallowest part of the marsh.

Bufflehead 2017-49

Only a few Buffleheads were in residence.

Mallard 2017-11

Mallards were well represented.

Snow Goose 2017-21

A large flock of Snow Geese flew overhead.

Bald Eagle 2017-71

This Bald Eagle was trimming his nest.

 

 

Northern Shoveler 2017-24

Northern Shoveler 2017-23

Northern Shoveler 2017-22

Northern Shovelers are probably the most numerous duck.

Green Winged Teal 2017-6

Green Winged Teal 2017-5

Green Winged Teal 2017-5

I saw more Green Winged Teals than I did last time.

American Avocet 2017-2

American Avocet 2017-1

A large flock of American Avocets was feeding in the marsh.

Fox 65

I found this Fox as I was leaving.

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