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.
Only a few Tundra Swans were in evidence.
This Red Tailed Hawk flew over as i was leaving.
Only a few sleeping Northern Pintails were around.
This Dark Eyed Junco is for my sister.
A few Yellow Rumped Warblers were foraging on the boardwalk trail.
This appears to be a Savannah Sparrow.
This Swamp Sparrow was in the field across from the visitor center.
I found only one Great Blue Heron this morning.
This is a Northern Shoveler, probably a juvenile.
I see more Black Ducks at Bombay Hook that anywhere else.
I seem to be seeing a lot of Mallards this year.
The long beak and lack of red on the head identifies this as a female Hairy Woodpecker.