Saturday, April 4, 2015

Just Singin' The Blues (and the Whites)


                                                                Little Blue Heron


                                                              Mallard Drake in Flight


                                                         Female Brown-headed Cowbird


                                                              "A Canada Goose Melee"

                                                               Male Eastern Bluebird


                                                          Male Downy Woodpecker


                                                       Great Egret in Breeding Plumage


                                                                           Ditto


                                                                 Great Egret in Flight


                                                                 Song Sparrow
                                                          "Just Singin' the Blues"


                                                          Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                                     European Starling

0730-1110/partly cloudy/37-59 degrees/light and variable winds

There was a chill in the air due to a cold front band going through, but it didn't dissuade some
from making an appearance, like the Little Blue Heron.  I have never seen this bird at the lake,
but it is well within its range.  Our ducks are still holding over, and a couple of breeding Great Egrets are in the area.  There is much more to come, as migration is just beginning.  There will be a lot
more to see, so dust off that copy of your birding guide, and get ready to travel in my wake.