Four Swallows at Lake Artemesia.

We had the first sunny day in a week this morning. I got to Lake Artemesia early and started seeing birds right away. The Sun started to warm things after an hour, and more birds appeared. There was a nice variety.

I circled the lake several times. A Tern and a Palm Warbler appeared on my last go ’round, just as the wind started to pick up and make life a little more difficult.

A Pine Warbler showed up on a quick afternoon trip to Quiet Waters.

Wood Duck 2018-15

Wood Duck 2018-16

I saw these Wood Ducks shortly after I arrived.

Pine Warbler 2018-1

I found this Pine Warbler at Quiet Waters this afternoon.

Caspian Tern 2018-2

This Caspian Tern was fishing near shore.

Horned Grebe 2018-19

Horned Grebe 2018-18

This Horned Grebe is a rare visitor tho the lake. This one is in breeding plumage.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 2018-1

I found only one Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.

Cardinal 2018-3

A very red Cardinal.

Great Blue Heron 2018-17

There will be more Great Blue Herons later in the year.

American Coot 2018-3

Two American Coots were foraging near the floating dock.

Osprey 2018-11

Four Ospreys were flying over the lake.

Pied Billed Grebe 2018-4

This Pied Billed Grebe is in breeding plumage.

Northern Rough Winged Swallow 2018-2

There were 10 or so Northern Rough Winged Swallow

Purple Martin 2018-1

This Purple Martin seems to be early.

Northern Rough Winged Swallow 2018-1 Barn Swallow 2018-2

Barn Swallow 2018-1

A single Barn Swallow was flying with the Tree Swallows.

Tree Swallow 2018-8

Tree Swallow 2018-7

There were more Tree Swallows that any other.

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