Cliff Swallow at Lake Artemesia.

After yesterday’s bonanza it made sense to try Artemesia again. It  was about as good as yesterday, with better weather.

The birds are about the same as yesterday, which is OK as they’re good birds.

Migration is definitely picking up. I’m hearing reports of good birds everywhere, and I hope to stay busy for a few weeks.

Lake Artemesia 101

Lake Artemesia 100

Artemesia Dawn.

Caspian Tern 2018-5 Caspian Tern 2018-4

Caspian Tern 2018-6

Two Caspian Terns are still fishing in the lake.

Swamp Sparrow 2018-1

I found this Swamp Sparrow as I was leaving the park.

Northern Rough Winged Swallow 2018-4

This Northern Rough Winged Sparrow let me get quite close.

Palm Warbler 2018-5

Palm Warbler 2018-6

Palm Warblers are still abundant.

Eastern Bluebird 2018-7

This may be the same Eastern Bluebird I saw yesterday.

Green Heron 2018-2

This Green Heron probably just arrived.

Spotted Sandpiper 2018-4

I found the Spotted Sandpiper in better light than yesterday.

Mourning Dove 2018-2

This Mourning Dove may be gathering nesting material.

Cardinal 2018-6

This colorful Cardinal may be freshly molted.

Wood Duck 2018-23

Wood Duck 2018-24

Wood Ducks are nesting everywhere.

Barn Swallow 2018-4

Barn Swalllows are arriving in numbers now.

Cliff Swallow 21018-2

This Cliff Swallow isn’t always easy to pick out from the Barn Swallows.

Canada Goose 2018-11

Canada Goose 2018-12

Only a few Canada Geese remain in the area.

 

Bonaparte's Gull 2018-1

This Bonaparte’s Gull was a surprise.

Cliff Swallow 21018-2

This Cliff Swallow isn’t always easy to pick out from the Barn Swallows.

 

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