A cold and windy Spring so far. I went out yesterday morning and skipped a couple of spots because it was just too cold.
Graeme and I got to Bombay Hook again, and the Trumpeter Swans are nesting for sure. My amateur guess is late May for chicks (32-34 days incubating). I think the Jonas Green Herons may be feeding chicks, but I haven’t got the angle to see into the nests. I’m not seeing any migrants to speak of, but it’s early days yet.
Lots of Wood Ducks this year, and a couple of Owls have been a bonus.
This Trumpeter Swan is putting his rivals on notice.
This is my 10th year of watching the Possum Point Ospreys.
The Bombay Hook Mute Swans may be nesting.
We found a single Common Merganser hen.
There were many Bald Eagles at Bombay Hook.
This is a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron.
Snowy Egrets are just arriving.
These Great Horned Owl chicks are at Thomas Point.
These Black Vultures found a dead Opossum at Quiet Waters.
It’s been a good year for Wood Ducks.
This Great Blue Heron was at Bombay Hook
Black Necked Stilts are always a treat.
This is a Short Billed Dowitcher.
These Willets were mating at Bombay Hook.
Eastern Bluebirds are numerous this year.
This Red Winged Blackbird hen was at Beach Road.
This Gadwall seemed to stay later than his buddies.
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Look closely to see the nesting Barred Owl.