Hairy Woodpecker at Bombay Hook NWR.

The doldrums have struck again, at least locally, so I made the trip to Bombay Hook again this morning.  It’s about an hour and a half, which is about my limit for road trips these days.

The water us still high in the pools, which limits the variety of birds, especially Sandpipers, who prefer foraging on mud flats and shallow water. Even the ducks were limited, but that will change as the season progresses.

A thousand or more Snow Geese flew over, and a small flock of American Avocets, but there weren’t any decent photo ops.

The Hairy Woodpecker was a nice find, as I don’t see many.

Tundra Swan 2018-28

Only a few Tundra Swans were in evidence.

Red Tailed Hawk 2018-13

Red Tailed Hawk 2018-14

This Red Tailed Hawk flew over as i was leaving.

Northern Pintail 2018-22

Only a few sleeping Northern Pintails were around.

Dark Eyed Junco 2018-6

This Dark Eyed Junco is for my sister.

Yellow Rumped Warbler 2018-8

A few Yellow Rumped Warblers were foraging on the boardwalk trail.

Savannah Sparrow 2018-5

This appears to be a Savannah Sparrow.

Swamp Sparrow 2018-8

This Swamp Sparrow was in the field across from the visitor center.

Great Blue Heron 2018-91

I found only one Great Blue Heron this morning.

Northern Shoveler 2018-25

This is a Northern Shoveler, probably a juvenile.

Black Duck 2018-10

I see more Black Ducks at Bombay Hook that anywhere else.

Mallard 2018-46

I seem to be seeing a lot of Mallards this year.

Hairy Woodpecker 2018-1

Hairy Woodpecker 2018-2

The long beak and lack of red on the head identifies this as a female Hairy Woodpecker.

Leave a Reply