Back to Bombay Hook because that’s where the birds are. I’ve been checking my local spots with very little luck, so it’s worth the trip to get a chance at some good birds.
There were more egrets and herons than last time, but fewer eagles. The second pool was virtually empty, and Bear Swamp Pool had the most action. I kept a close eye on the vegetation bordering the road and found a couple of good birds that way.
The Skimmers were the highlight. They’re so spectacular as they fly within inches of water, and I was lucky enough to be in a spot they flew quite close to. A nearly tame Fox added to the mix.
There’s a large Purple Martin colony at Bombay Hook.
If you watch the shrubs near the road carefully you’ll find birds like this Common Yellowthroat.
There were many Great Egrets in the marsh today.
I found only a few Black Necked Stilts today.
This Yellow Warbler was a surprise.
There are many Goldfinches at Bombay Hook.
This is a female Blue Grosbeak.
I believe this a Willet.
Several Eastern Kingbirds were flycatching along the roadside.
These may be first year Wood Ducks.
I found only two American Avocets today.
It’s fun to watch these fast Black Skimmers slice through the water looking for fish.
Some Foxes seem to be nearly tame.