.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Delta Lakes

Continuation of the earlier Osprey posting. 

There were White Pelicans, Neotropical Cormorants (a single juvenile Double-crested Cormorant), Herons and Egrets (mostly Snowy), various shore birds which we did not have time, nor a desire to I.D., various ducks, including a few Canvasbacks, and Caspian Terns. There were rumblings and whisperings of possible Forester's Terns out with the Pelicans, which when a scope was set up, proved to be false rumors.



















We also saw a Yellow-throated Warbler among a dozen Yellow-rumped, Long-billed Curlews, Swallow-tailed Kite, Kestrels, Loggerhead Shrike, and probably some others I have forgotten. We also heard Sandhill Cranes, but we did not locate them.

Thanks - Gunnar

1 comment:

Redwing said...

Great photos of a Caspian Tern.