Baltimore Oriole at Lake Artemesia.

The weatherman originally called for rain this morning, but we got a cloudy and cool sky instead, so I gave Lake Artemesia a try.

It started out OK, with a couple of Wood Ducks and a few other migrants, but fizzled out after an hour or so. Still, I think migration is in full swing now, and we’re going to have a few good weeks.

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Wood Duck 2017-29

My first birds this morning were a pair of Wood Ducks.

Downy Woodpecker 2017-3

I haven’t seen many Downy Wood peckers lately.

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Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 2017-5

I’m seeing Blue Gray Gnatcatchers in most areas now.

Bufflehead 2017-51

These Bufflehead hens seem to be staying in the area very late.

Palm Warbler 2017-5

Several Palm Warblers were foraging in the trees.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2017-3

Many Yellow Rumped Warblers were around as well.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2017-4

Northern Rough Winged Swallow 2017-1

I don’t see many Northern Rough Winged Swallows at Artemesia.

Field Sparrow 2017-1

This Field Sparrow was a mild surprise.

Eastern Kingbird 2017-3

Eastern Kingbirds seem to have arrived in most areas.

Baltimore Oriole 2017-1

This is a female Baltimore Oriole.

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