Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Wild Bird Wednesday
Our spring migration has been scant this year. The lake opened up so late that most of the birds that usually come here found other places to go. That said, we are still getting an occasional small group of late comers which I am very grateful for.
A group of Juvenile Eagles came to check things out. There were five all together, but I could only spot four in the trees once they landed.
A small band of Lesser Scaups ... they stayed around for several days. Our weather is so unpredicable now that when it turns cold it is hard to catch an updraft to get high enough to ride the thermals.
And we did finally get a few Cormorants and Pelicans ... late comers. Nothing like the big flocks that have come in years past. But, I am happy do get even one ...
Thank you to all of you who identified my female Red-Winged Blackbird last week. And for those who didn't know, that's okay. We can't be expected to know every bird. As for me ... You were all witness to a major Brain Fart! I have Red-Winged Blackbirds in my yard Spring, Summer and Fall and even sometimes in the winter. I have even featured the female Red-Winged Blackbird on my blog ... Duh and Double Duh! Now you all know what you have to look forward to in your "Golden Years"!