Even though I added 13 county birds for the year to my list, I'm starting off this post with a good ole American Robin....and sunshine!
Sunday we drove all over the south part of the county investigating back
country roads. We wound our way to Hagg Lake for some late afternoon
birding and night time owling.
At Hagg Lake we got great views of a hunting Osprey and watched an American Dipper do dipper stuff in the creek. We had no luck with owls although we put in a good 3 hours trying.
Monday we tried again for the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Finally success!! Can you find the bird below?
Then on to Fernhill Wetlands. This was my first visit this year.
Right off the bat I found the reported Swamp Sparrow. I could never get it in focus to get a photo, but it was a really pretty bird with a very flashy rufous crown.
I ended the weekend at 118 for my county list, and I managed to get some gardening done too.