I haven’t been able to go on long birding walks for quite some time because of busy days, late nights, farming, and trying to catch up on sleep on weekends, but I went on a two-hour walk early Sunday morning! Because our Spring got a late start, the shorebird migration has just beun and most of the resident passerines have arrived including the Baltimore Orioles, House Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, Yellow Warblers, and Least Flycatchers.
The view across the road, early Sunday morning,
A male Bufflehead (digiscoped),
On my walk I saw many Wilson’s Phalaropes; here is a female phalarope (digiscoped),
A White-throated Sparrow (digiscoped),
A Morel Mushroom,
I was playing hide and seek with this male Baltimore Oriole,
A female Common Goldeneye (digiscoped),
The American Goldfinches just started to arrive,
The weather has been very warm here and the mosquitoes are very bad, which makes birding less fun than it could be. But it’s still great to get out and go birding. This coming week and next week I’m going to be busy with 4H beef club and getting my cattle ready for the show and sale, so I won’t be birding or posting much.