American Avocet at Bombay Hook NWR.

It’s been another long dry spell around here. I’ve gotten out most days, but there just wasn’t much to see. That’s odd for this time of year when migration should be in full swing.

I went to Bombay Hook again this morning, just to get a look at some decent birds rather than take another chance on getting skunked around here.

It was actually slower than I’d hoped, but a big improvement on the local spots.

Bombay Hook 12

Bombay Hook 13

Dawn at Bombay Hook.

Mute Swan 2018-9

This juvenile Mute Swan was probably born at Bombay Hook, as I saw several much smaller ones earlier in the year.

Short Billed Dowitcher 2018-11

Short Billed Dowitcher 2018-12

I don’t often see Short-billed Dowitchers.

Great Egret 2018-98

This Great Egret was one of only a handful I found this morning.

Northern Pintail 2018-14

This is a Northern Pintail hen.

American Avocet 2018-25

American Avocets aren’t as colorful at this time of year.

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