American Wigeon at Lake Artemesia.

It was a sunny morning at Artemesia, and there was a large variety of waterfowl, probably more than I’ve seen before.

I started with Northern Shovelers at the North end, then Wigeons a hundred yards further on. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen Wigeons at Artemesia before.

I made three or four circuits, and had a nice morning. I’m not showing images of everything, as some stayed too far away for good images.  I suspect this was a little migratory spurt, and it was welcome.

Eastern Bluebird 2019-1

This is my first good Eastern Bluebird of the year.

Tree Swallow 2019-2

The Tree Swallows have arrived!

Double Crested Cormorant 2019-19

A few Double Crested Cormorants were fishing.

Canvasback 2019-31

The Canvasback male was foraging near shore.

Northern Shoveler 23019-10

This Northern Shoveler pair flew right by me.

Ring Necked Duck 2019-10 Ring Necked Duck 2019-9

Ring Necked Duck 2019-11

This Ring Necked female was swimming with her mate.

Pied Billed Grebe 2019-1

First Pied Billed Grebe of the season.

American Wigeon 2019-

I wish this American Wigeon had been a little closer.

 

 

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