Another trip to a wetlands area trying to identify a few new birds for my list.
I was glad to see a few pelicans were still there.
American White Pelican
I was so excited to see this bird flying around. I thought for sure it was one I hadn’t logged yet. But, dang it, it ended up being a kingfisher, which I have logged. I guess I’ve only seen them sitting in trees & never flying around in search of lunch.
Ah, but this is a new bird!
The kids took pics. too.
Thousands of geese are migrating.
Many coots were at the wetlands, as well.
I often see hawks. But, I’m terrible at figuring out exactly which species they are.
Occasionally I see an American Kestrel, but I haven’t been able to get a pic this year… until now.
Hundreds of Northern Shovelers were around that day. They aren’t the prettiest bird with their huge bill & head always hunched in the water.
Great Blue Heron
BIRD SPECIES SEEN IN 2013:
SEEN SO FAR = 92 of 100