I met Graeme early and we headed to Bombay Hook, planning on a dawn arrival. I’m a believer that birds wake up hungry, and that morning light is the best light.
There may have been a few more birds than a couple o days ago, but not a lot. The variety wasn’t better, and we had to wait a couple of hours for the clouds to dissipate.
I’m also posting some pics from Quiet Waters a couple of days ago.
A Fox kit was the highlight of the morning, and we met and chatted with several nice birders.
There are only a few Green Winged Teal still in the area.
Only a few Great Egrets were in evidence.
Tee Swallows were numerous and active.
We saw many American Avocets early, but they soon disappeared.
The Black Crowned Night Heron rookery was very active.
Many Northern Shovelers were foraging in the shallows.
There’s a large Purple Martin colony near the visitor center.
I found this Pileated Woodpecker at Quiet Waters.
This Brown Creeper was just a little too far away.
Momma Fox and her kit are doing well.