It was a cloudy and chilly morning, about 7 degrees Celsius. A nice day for bird watching and walking. We followed Joel around the park. There were lots of teaching moments.
As I got my camera ready, a fox with breakfast passed by.
We spotted a Double-crested Cormorant standing on shore. Not its usual behavior.
In a tree far far away, we spotted a Merlin. It looked better in a scope.
On the far bank, a Great Blue Heron was looking for something.
There were a few Grey Catbirds around.
There were a few Flycatchers around. We saw a Yellow-bellied Flaycatcher. I could not get a shot. I think this is a Eastern Wood Pewee.
Quite a few Northern Cardinal were here and there. A female landed on a open branch.
The male was shy and stayed in the shady part of the brush.
There were woodpeckers around the park. A few Northern Flickers were flying here and there.
Lots of Song Sparrows.
We found 10 warblers today. It was difficult to find and take a picture of them. They are small and hide among the leaves. I tried to identify them. Let me know if I am wrong.
American Redstart female
Tennessee Warbler (juvenile) Maybe?
Mallard ducks were swimming around.
American Black Duck. Looks like a Mallard but darker.
Canada Geese overhead.
A tale of three gulls.
At the spillway, there were hundreds of Ringed-billed Gulls. A few Herring and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls. We were going to have a teach moment. Then we spotted the three right next to each other. The Ringed-bill is the small one in front. In middle is the larger Herring Gull with a red spot on the bill. In the back is the huge Great Black-backed Gull.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.