Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If Only I Could Fly, Too

                                                        Double-crested Cormorant



                                                                   Great Egret

                                                                Great Blue Heron

                                                                     Bald Eagle

                                                                Belted Kingfisher

                                                                  American Coots

                                                                  Northern Cardinal

                                                           Blue-winged Teal Juveniles

                                                                      Great Egret

52-67 degrees F/0740-1030 hrs./sunny/light and variable winds

Still reasonably good migratory movement with a lot of ducks arriving now.  Yesterday, the Greater Roadrunner was observed being secretive, 17 Meadowlark were in a field, the Bald Eagle has been back and forth, and today, the Belted Kingfisher allowed a photo op.  The Pileated Woodpecker was heard, as well as seen, and a poor photo was obtained.  The wood chips were flying in all directions thanks to him, and most of the woodpecker clan was out, except the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

A lot of activity was in The Northern Reaches, and I am still holding out for both the Ruby- and Golden-crowned Kinglets.  If I can get a better photo of that pileated, I'll take that, too.  Here's to you, kid.