Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Champions of Boomer Lake


                                                             Yellow-rumped Warbler


                                                                     Lark Sparrow


                                                                     Song Sparrow


                                                                      Mallard Pair


                                                               Carolina Chickadee


                                                                        Fish Crow


                                                                    Swamp Sparrow


                                                           Male Northern Cardinal


                                                                Yellow-rumped Warbler


                                                               Blue-winged Teal Pair


                                                                      Canada Goose


                                                            Female Downy Woodpecker


                                                   Pied-billed Grebe in Breeding Plumage


45-64 degrees F/25 mph S wind gusts/0735-1120 hrs./partly cloudy

These were photos over the three days, and a good part of them represented the deep woods of Boomer Creek.  The denizens of the creek have been getting to know me over a period of time, as this vigil is preparatory to spring when the wood warblers spend a little time with us, then
head for the northern states to breed.

Songbirds are well represented here, even on such windy days that we have experienced, today by far the worst of the past several.  I was pleasantly surprised to see so many birds out, and it was well worth the trek, especially in the northern parts of my Land of Enchantment.

Woodpeckers are working on diligently on cavities, as are many other birds, who are awaiting the strong call of spring.  I have actively been seeking out active cavities, and with any luck, I hope to find at least one that will show me some youngsters.  Wish me well, and we will hope for the best.

Here's to spring, now that it is here, and may it be bountiful for us all.