Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mago Twins at the Bay
The days are getting too short! I took a quick trip out to "The Bay" as locals call it, this evening to see if the godwits were still present. I did not see any at first, the but the two Marbled Godwits flew in. There was a very brisk onshore wind so the water level was up and little mudflat was showing. I saw no sign of Hugo. Some Dunlin and a Greater Yellowlegs were present. Not an egret to be seen!
Yesterday was a pleasant day (must have been a weekday). Mike Bouman got out in the kayak and obtained some stellar shots of the godwits.
Also present was this Pectoral.
I am appreciative to Mike for letting me post these photos!
This evening I also walked the lakeshore trail. I hit the right time as all the hundreds of geese were flying in and setting down the adjacent field. Amongst them were three Snow Geese in the failing light.
A number of birds were hiding in the shrubbery. The only warbler I managed to see was a Blackpoll. Here is a Marsh Wren from the other day.
Another shot of a not so elusive clubtail.