Sunday, June 4, 2017
Gratuitous Findings at Boomer Lake For All
Great-tailed Grackle #1
Great-tailed Grackle #2
Male Northern Cardinal
Mallard with Ducklings
Green Heron in Nest
05-29 - 06-04-17
This week gave us a little bit of everything for the season, but the Ruddy Shelduck was a
bonus, who I actually saw arrive at 1110 hrs. on 06-03. This was the original bird that
came to stay with us for about a week. It then left the area, and I was told by a resident that it
had spent time at The Links, also for nearly a week.
Our Green Heron has been on her nest on and off, again for what seems to be an extended
period of time.
Young birds are in abundance on the lake and many birds have been and are with young. There are three sets of Mallard ducklings that I know about, and an easy dozen families of Canada Geese.
This male Cardinal's female refused a photograph, as she is presently molting, but he appears to be
in a fresh set of feathers.
It has been more than a challenge to find the Cliff Swallows at rest, but another Barn Swallow managed to accommodate. When they were here, the Rough-winged Swallows sat en masse upon
We experienced a little rough patch of weather, but it wasn't much of a deterrent for the birds. Let's see what next week holds.