So while I had other things in mind, after a quick visit to McGinnis Friday morning I decided to make this my next post. Singing Marsh Wrens greeted me, You can hear a little snippet of this one’s song below.
I never know if I am going to see these guys, but sometimes I get lucky and this time I did.
There were Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons at a distance and I tried to leave them be. They managed to rearrange themselves in spite of my caution anyway.
The only decent photograph of a Great Egret was in flight. I managed to count four of them but they were distant.
There’s usually Wood Ducks by the same fallen log.
On my way to the overlook of the main slough I encountered this Great-crested Flycatcher.
I can never predict these days when or where I will see a European Starling.
There was a very vocal pair of Eastern Kingbirds.
So far I have only had one token Double-crested Cormorant flying over anywhere and this location was no exception.
But that might be easier to understand here as there was barely any water. What looked like the slough a couple months ago – April 4 to be exact – now looks like a bog.
You can’t totally ignore the Red-winged Blackbirds.
There was a tiny Pearl Crescent.
Lots of things to do with performances to attend and things opening up everywhere. I am still trying to be cautious but it gets harder the better I feel. There’s a nugget of wisdom in there somewhere that escapes me. I’ll try to be back soon.