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.
I saw these Wood Ducks shortly after I arrived.
I found this Pine Warbler at Quiet Waters this afternoon.
This Caspian Tern was fishing near shore.
This Horned Grebe is a rare visitor tho the lake. This one is in breeding plumage.
I found only one Blue Gray Gnatcatcher.
A very red Cardinal.
There will be more Great Blue Herons later in the year.
Two American Coots were foraging near the floating dock.
Four Ospreys were flying over the lake.
This Pied Billed Grebe is in breeding plumage.
There were 10 or so Northern Rough Winged Swallow
This Purple Martin seems to be early.
A single Barn Swallow was flying with the Tree Swallows.
There were more Tree Swallows that any other.