A group of seven dodged a weather bullet by one day. Our day was clear, still chilly, and still breezy, but nothing like the day before. We have seen more birds in the past here, but there were enough to be very interesting. Thanks, in part, to Ken Spilios having scouted there the previous morning, we tallied fifty species.
The Yellow-rumped Warbler shown here was nice enough to leave its rump uncovered by its wings. This spotted Sandpiper exhibited some new spots. Although it was only early February, both of those species showed some progress toward gaining breeding season plumage.
It’s always nice to get two species in the same photo. Here are a Common Gallinule and what is likely an immature Purple Gallinule. .
Other good gets included Prairie Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Flicker, Sora, and Wood Duck. The biggest miss of the day was probably a Blue Jay. Rey Wells