Blue Grosbeak at Bombay Hook NWR.

Another day, another decision. Bombay Hook wins out because there’s still not much to see locally. This is a minor deal to me because I’m no fond of the hour and a half drive, largely in the dark, which is getting to be a small problem on some days.

Anyway, it turned out to be a good day weather-wise, if not as good as I’d hoped, bird-wise.

I don’t often hit these places on weekends, but it wasn’t too bad. More people than usual, but not crowded by any means.

Wading birds are still relatively scarce, but I got a good look at some passerines, so that made up for it.

Bombay Hook 10

Dawn at Bombay Hook.

Least Sandpiper 2018-10

Many Least Sandpipers were feeding on the mud flats.

Black Necked Stilt 2018-19

Black Necked Stilt 2018-20

A single Black-necked Stilt was in Bear Swamp Pool.

Lesser Yellowlegs 2018-1

This might be a Lesser Yellowlegs.

Great Blue Heron 2018-49

Great Blue Heron 2018-50

Great Blue Herons are usually very quiet as they fly.

Goldfinch 2018-13

Goldfinch 2018-15

Many Goldfinches were feeding along the road side.

Marsh Wren 2018-3

Marsh Wren 2018-4

I hear Marsh Wrens frequently, but they can be hard to find.

Snowy Egret 2018-21

This Great Egret was one of only a few I saw.

Snowy Egret 2018-20

These Egrets seemed to be snoozing.

Red Winged Blackbird 2018-35

Red Winged Blackbird 2018-36

Red Winged Blackbirds make good images in the right setting.

Forster's Tern 2018-98

I saw only a few Forster’s Terns.

Mockingbird 2018-1

I found this Mockingbird Saturday at Lake Artemesia.

Northern Flicker 2018-4

This Northern Flicker was also at Artemesia.

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Blue Grosbeak 2018-9

Blue grosbeaks seem to be more visible than usual.

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