It’s unusual for me to go this long without a post, but it’s been slow birding for a while. It’s been a wet, cold Spring so far, and that may be affecting migration. I’m finding very few interesting migrants.
I’ve been to Sandy Point, Greenbury Point and Quiet Waters, and they’ve all been quiet. I decided to change my luck with a trip to Bombay Hook, and it paid off. I’ve had better days there, but it was an above average day.
I found only two Black Necked Stilts.
This is a young Red Winged Blackbird.
Blue Grosbeaks are often found along the edge of the marsh.
There were many hundreds of Least Sandpipers.
I saw more Bald Eagles than usual.
This very dark Bald Eagle is likely this year’s young.
Four Mute Swans were calmly feeding in Raymond Pool.
This Great Egret may be in Breeding plumage.
Hundreds of Short Billed Dowitchers were feeding in the marsh.
I don’t get close to Crows very often.
I saw this Cardinal at Greenbury Point.
It’s Easy to find Yellow Breasted Chats at Greenbury Point.
This Spotted Sandpiper was at Lake Artemesia.
Canada Geese have hatched their young already.
This Ring Billed Gull was at Sandy Point.
Some fellow birders pointed out this Yellow Warbler.