I tried Lake Artemesia yesterday and didn’t find very much. Today’s expedition to Blackwater was better, but didn’t produce anything new and exciting.
Still, the weather was excellent, and there were plenty of birds to look at, even if they were a bit pedestrian. It won’t be long before we’re getting some classy migrating ducks.
This Greater Yellowlegs was spooked by a Northern Harrier.
A few Great Egrets are still hanging around.
This Great Blue Heron just stared right back at me.
I assume the Red Headed Woodpeckers will stay through the Winter.
Several Northern Flickers seemed to be migrating through.
Many Forster’s Terns hang around Blackwater.
This Wood Duck was at Lake Artemesia yesterday.
About 50 Canada Geese were resting at Lake Artemesia.
This Red Eyed Vireo was also at Lake Artemesia.
A very attractive Cardinal.
I didn’t know these were Blue Winged Teal until I took a closer look.
There were many active Eagles today.
I saw six Delmarva Fox Squirrels today, a record for me.