I went back to Artemesia yesterday, as no local place is standing out for migrants. For some reason, Artemesia seems to get more accidentals than other places I visit.
I picked a good day. The LT Ducks have been there a few days, and I found several other good birds as well. Many birders were visiting as well.
A quick stop at Buddy Attick didn’t find much interesting.
This female Cardinal had her eye on me.
I found this Northern Shoveler at Buddy Attick.
Forster’s Terns aren’t often seen at Artemesia.
2 Pied Billed Grebes were cruising the lake.
First Yellow Rumped Warbler of the year.
Wood Ducks were very active today.
These birds are supposed to use freshwater lakes in the colder months, but this is the first time I’ve seen one I’ve seen outside the Chesapeake Bay.