It’s still the slowest time of year, and I’m not having much luck, so I braved the bugs at Bombay Hook this morning. They actually weren’t too bad. I’m sure the bug spray helped, but I’ve seen more bugs in other places.
It was really quite birdy this morning. I found some Glossy Ibis, but they were too far off. The Skimmers were more cooperative, and my Willet was still hanging out in Bear Swamp Pool. There were hundreds of Egrets and Herons, but not as many Sandpipers as I expected. No Eagles at all, which is surprising.
A very good morning indeed.
Sunrise at Bombay Hook.
I saw well over a hundred Great Egrets.
Several Eastern Kingbirds were flycatching along the roadside.
Black Skimmers showed up early.
Many Forster’s Terns were fishing in the pools.
Dozens of Great Blue Herons were scattered through all the pools.
I think this is a Greater Yellowlegs.
This may be the same single Willet I saw a few weeks ago.
I often see Blue Grosbeaks at the road’s edge.
It’s easy to find Goldfinches by the side of the road.
This juvenile Wood Duck was at Lake Artemesia a couple of days ago.
I thought these were nice looking Mallards.
Theses Short Billed Dowitchers were just barely in range.