Cooper’s Hawk at Lake Artemesia.

I went to Artemesia yesterday, as I like to do on weekends. I really don’t like the weekday traffic.

It wasn’t much of a day; windy, cold, and no cooperation from the birds. Most remained quite distant, laughing at me.

I did Bombay Hook today, and it was better, but not by much. We need some migrating birds.

Muskrat 21

This Muskrat is showing us his tail.

Black Duck Mallard Hybrid 2019-1

A Black Duck-Mallard hybrid. A first for me.

Gadwall 2019-3

I saw only a few Gadwalls.

Snow Goose 2019-2

Three large flocks of Snow Geese flew overhead.

Double Crested Cormorant 2019-16

This Double Crested Cormorant was at Bombay Hook.

Great Blue Heron 2019-20

This Great Blue Heron was fishing at dawn.


Northern Pintail 2019-4

A pair of Northern Pintails.

Northern Shoveler 23019-8

I found only a few Northern Shovelers.

Cooper's Hawk 2019-2

Cooper's Hawk 2019-1

I found this Cooper’s Hawk at Artemesia.