White Crowned Sparrow at Bombay Hook NWR.

We seem to be in between seasons again. Most of migration is over, but many more ducks will be arriving soon, and a few small birds are still passing through. A little luck is needed to find anything good.

I went to Bombay Hook in hopes of getting lucky, and I did just OK. The water is still high, so Sandpipers and other wading birds were in short supply.

I did find some nice ducks and a field full of Sparrows, so it turned out OK.

Bombay Hook 18

On the road to Allee House.

Song Sparrow 2018-18

This Song Sparrow was near the Visitor Center.

Northern Flicker 2018-8

I found this Northern Flicker on the Marsh Trail.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2018-6

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2018-7

I saw several Yellow Rumped Warblers this morning.

Green Winged Teal 2018-5

Green Winged Teals aren’t present in big numbers yet.


Great Egret 2018-101

A few Great Egrets are still around.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2018-1

I haven’t seen a White Breasted Nuthatch in quite a while.

Eastern Phoebe 2018-10

This appears to be an Eastern Phoebe.

Black Duck 2018-6

Black Duck 2018-7

Many Black Ducks were feeding in the marsh.

Northern Shoveler 2018-20

Northern Shovelers were present in good numbers.

Great Egret 2018-100

Great Egret 2018-101

A few Great Egrets are still around.



Snowy Egret 2018-43

I saw very few Snowy Egrets.

Canada Goose 2018-3z6

A few Canada Geese swimming sedately

Bald Eagle 2018-73

This Bald Eagle pair seemed like sentinels.

Pied Billed Grebe 2018-7

A single Pied Billed Grebe was hanging out with the Black Ducks.

Mute Swan 2018-10

Mute Swan 2018-11

This is the first time I’ve seen a Mute Swan in flight.

White Crowned Sparrow 2018-5

This is a Swamp Sparrow.

White Crowned Sparrow 2018-4

This is a juvenile White Crowned Sparrow.

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