American Avocets at Bombay Hook NWR.

I tried Bombay Hook this morning in hopes of early migrants, with mixed results. There were plenty of Egrets, but not as many others I had hoped to see.

Most of the birds I saw were in the first pool (Raymond), and it wasn’t as occupied as I’ve seen it in the past. Shearness and Bear Swamp pools were very sparse.

I talked to Graeme a few minutes ago, and we’re going to try again Friday.

Green Winged Teal 2018-1

Green Winged Teal 2018-2

There were several Green Winged Teals around, but only a few nearby and in good light.

Greater Yellowlegs 2018-1

Greater Yellowlegs 2018-2

Greater Yellowlegs often forage near shore.

Great Egret 2018-2 Great Egret 2018-1

Great Egret 2018-3

This Great Egret image, with the wing touching the water, is a lucky shot, but I’ll take it.

Tree Swallow 2018-10

I can’t recall seeing so many Tree Swallows perched in one place before.

Northern Shoveler 2018-16

There were many Northern Shovelers.

Bald Eagle 2018-29

There’s often a Bald Eagle perched near the main road, just like at Blackwater.

Snow Goose 2018-24

This Snow Goose is very late, and may be injured.

Mute Swan 2018-1

Mute Swans are very damaging to the environment and are actively discouraged.

American Avocet 2018-2

American Avocet 2018-1

American Avocet 2018-3

American Avocets are beautiful in the right light.

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