Dark Eyed Junco at Lake Artemesia.

Graeme and I met at Lake Artemesia this morning in search of Wood Ducks, and did well. We had a bright day of sunshine with a light breeze and plenty of birds.

We were met by an Eagle, a relatively rare species at the lake, then Ring Necks and Pied Billed Grebes. Geese, Mallards and Wood Ducks followed. My first good Junco of the season will please my sister.

I made a brief stop at Quiet Waters in the afternoon and found a nice Pileated Woodpecker.

Spring is coming soon!

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This Bald Eagle flew overhead as we entered the park.

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This Pileated Wood pecker is excavating a nest at Quiet Waters.

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A few Mallards seemed to be playing in the lake.

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Sveral Wood Duck pairs were cruising the lake.

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Three Pied Billed Grebes were fishing.

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We found only a few Canada Geese.

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Red Winged Blackbird 2018-7

This Red Winged Blackbird posed in perfect light.

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Only a few Buffleheads were swimming in the lake.

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This Dark Eyed Junco was feeding rapidly.

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