Saturday, May 27, 2017

There Is Plenty of Light on Boomer Lakefront


                                                               Yellow-billed Cuckoo


                                                                   Green Heron Pair


                                                                       Green Heron


                                                               Female Orchard Oriole


                                                                   Canada Gosling


                                                                     Least Flycatcher


                                                                Female Orchard Oriole


                                                                        Ditto


                                                                  Great-tailed Grackle                                                              
                                                   
       

                                                          Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                                    Great Blue Heron


                                                             Prothonotary Warbler


                                                           Scissor-tailed Flycatchers


                                                                Green Heron on Nest


                                                                 Male Orchard Oriole


                                                                    Least Flycatcher


                                                                     Great Blue Heron


05-22 through 05-26-17

This was an impressive workweek, as far as I am concerned.  The trumpet vine bush on Boomer
Lake's east side is nearly in full bloom, which invited the Orchard Orioles that nest nearby to partake.
They have nested in the area for years, most likely because this bush exists there, as well as the fact that their site is in the willows by the water, which really attracts a number of good birds to its habitat.

Another wonderful piece of habitat is Heron Cove and the surrounding area, which has native trees, mulberries, and plenty of wetland habitat, which attracts my beautiful Heron colony.  Right now, there are two pairs of Green Herons there, which perturbs my Great Blue Heron.  He just doesn't have the freedom to come and go as he pleases, but he really does accommodate his Green Heron cousins quite well.

Our usual suspects also enjoy the area, which includes the grackles, blackbirds, warblers, flycatchers, warblers, and when in the area, the catbirds.

Boomer Creek also has dense habitat for those birds that prefer those kinds of areas, like the breeding birds, the shy Yellow-billed Cuckoo, this year's first Least Bittern, and a good group of migratories when they come through.

There are still a few more photos in the camera, which I will save until a later date.  These include a few that are a bit on the unusual side, but I'm sure that you'll be pleased.

Until then, enjoy your own private birding areas, and as always, let me know what you are observing.