It’s getting to be very late in migration, which means birds will be getting harder to find for a while. In past years I’ve avoided Bombay Hook in late Spring, as the bugs are supposed to be quite fierce. I may have been lucky, but I didn’t have a problem.
I didn’t see much in the way of warblers, but shore birds were present in good numbers. Least Sandpipers were foraging in the thousands.
I found a large bird at Bear Swamp Pool, which I hadn’t seen before, and it’s been ID’d as a Willet, It’s named for the sound of its call.
There’s a large Purple Martin colony at the visitor center.
Eastern Kingbirds are nesting at Bombay Hook.
I saw more Bald Eagles than usual today.
Thousands of Least Sandpipers were feeding on the mudflats.
Goldfinches are common along the road.
Tree Swallows are thriving at Bombay Hook.
I found only a few Black Necked Stilts.
Blue Grosbeaks seem to hang out close to the water.
Many Great Blue Herons were fishing in the marsh.
Dozens of Egrets were foraging in the shallow water.
This Snapping Turtle was moving quickly though the mud.