Canada Geese at Lake Artemesia.

It’s been a cold, wet Spring, and we’re not getting  the numbers of migrants we expect.  I’m getting out most days, but searching, mostly in vain, for warblers and other species who should be here by now. This has happened before, and it’s disappointing, but the show will go on.

I went to Artemesia this morning, after trying some disappointing local spots in recent days, and did OK. No great birds, but a couple of good enough shots.

The weather is getting warmer, and I expect things to pick up soon.

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Lake Artemesia.

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Wood Duck 2018-30

This Wood Duck has been guarding his nest box.

 

White Throated Sparrow 2018-2

White Throated Sparrows often linger well into Spring.

Downy Woodpecker 2018-5

Downy Woodpeckers have been very conspicuous lately.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher 2018-3

Many Blue Gray Gnatcatchers were feeding near the water.

Prothonotary Warbler 2018-1

I found this Prothonotary Warbler at Wooton’s Landing.

White Eyed Vireo 2018-1

This White Eyed Vireo was singing loudly at Wooton.

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Canada Goose 2018-16

These Canada Goslings followed their parents very closely.

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