Another long period with minimal action. There was a report a few weeks ago that we’ve lost a billion birds, and I think they were all from the East. We’ve just come the to end of a long drought, but the water in the marsh ponds has been high all year. Many birds prefer to forage on the flats that appear at low water, so the number of birds in the area has been greatly reduced.
I’ve been out almost every day, and there’s a decent shot or two, but most days were quite slow.
Morning at Lake Artemesia.
A CBEC morning.
I saw this Palm Warbler at CBEC. Not much warbler variety this year.
A nut always improves a Red Bellied Woodpecker image.
Sometimes the morning light can be dramatic.
Just a little snack for this Great Blue Heron.
White throated Sparrows have just begun arriving.
I’ve often seen this pose from the back, but only seldom from the front.
This is a Marbled Godwit, a bird we seldom get to see.
American Avocet at Bombay Hook.
Marsh Wren in the classic “Straddle” pose.
We should be seeing many Greater Yellowlegs and other Sandpipers.
Great Egrets were around in good numbers.
I experimented with a frame for this Wood Duck.
This Domestic Goose has been at Lake Artemesia for a couple of months.
I couldn’t have asked for better conditions for this House Wren image.
This is a juvenile Cowbird.
Many Cedar Waxwings were at Artemesia this morning.
A single Downy Woodpecker entertained me for a while.
I found this Fox as I was leaving CBEC.