Snow Goose at Bombay Hook NWR.

I heard good things about Bombay Hook, so I got up early and made the trip.

In truth, it wasn’t worth it. I did get to see thousands of Snow Geese, but there wasn’t much variety otherwise. The pools were largely empty, and many of the birds were too far for good images.

Better luck next time.

Bombay Hook 20

Sunrise at Bombay Hook.

American Avocet 2018-28

American Avocet 2018-27

These American Avocets are in Winter plumage,

 

Song Sparrow 2018-26

Many Song Sparrows forage in the brush along the main road.

Greater Yellowlegs 2018-25

I found only a single Greater Yellowlegs.

Northern Pintail 2018-25

A few Northern Pintails were feeding in the mash.

Canvasback 2018-23

These are the first Canvasbacks I’ve seen at Bombay Hook.

Black Duck 2018-11

Black Duck 2018-12

Bombay Hook seems to be home for many Black Ducks.

White Throated Sparrow 2018-9

This is a White Throated Sparrow.

 

Great Blue Heron 2018-93

I found only two Great Blue Herons this morning.

Snow Goose 2018-28 Snow Goose 2018-27 Snow Goose 2018-26

Snow Goose 2018-29

Many thousands of Snow Geese seem to be wintering at Bombay Hook.

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