Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Bar Gets Raised One Notch
Ross's Goose with Canada Goose Escort
Blue-winged Teal Pair, Northern Reaches
Great Egret, Breeding Plumage
First Year Male Brown-headed Cowbird
Practices Courting Techniques
Male Northern Shoveler
Male Eastern Bluebird
Male Great-tailed Grackle
Female House Sparrow
Male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
These Shots were taken over the past couple of days, and I had to keep dodging raindrops,
as I have been for several days now. Even though, it has been a bit of a challenge from
time-to-time, I believe the shots may speak for themselves. The little Ross's Goose arrived
beside the east side of Goose Island yesterday with a Canada Goose escort. This little goose,
rarely seen on Boomer Lake, preened for about twenty minutes, then climbed up the hill to
the island, where I observed him eat and take a respite. The other geese, even though nesting,
really paid him or her no mind.
I almost forgot. I was at Teal Ridge Wetlands a few days ago, managing to get this shot of the
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, which is a bird never seen at Boomer Lake, at least not to my knowledge.
One of Two Yellow-crowned Night-Herons
Second Yellow-crowned Night Herons
Note that this second bird is displaying a beautiful yellow plume.
I also visited Couch Park on Sunday, and found this beautiful little Field Sparrow.