I wasn’t sure what to do this morning, but Graeme said there were some good birds at Artemesia, so I gave it a try.
I got it right for a change. There were plenty of birds, including two unusual ones, and a good variety, including some migrants.
The weather could have been better, being windy and cold, but good birds make up for bad weather.
Two Caspian Terns were fishing all morning.
Many Tree Swallows have taken up residence and zoom steadily across the water seeking insects.
This is a Cliff Swallow, which is quite unusual for this area.
This female Eastern Bluebird is probably nesting nearby.
I’m seeing Palm Warblers everywhere I go.
This Cardinal posed in a nice setting.
I saw two Downy Woodpeckers up close this morning.
This Wood Duck will probably have ducklings soon.
Northern Rough Winged Swallows seem more numerous this year.
I found this White Throated Sparrow as I was leaving.
I don’t see many Spotted Sandpipers.