This has been a funny month…we just got started when the rains came and the water levels rose and that was that!
Yesterday I walked over to the park…here is the very full log bay. The only bird visible was one Herring Gull perched on a piling. I did hear a Red-breasted Nuthatch and a couple of Towhee..and Canada Geese way off in the distance.
I took this picture yesterday, at our boat launch….
and this one today…which does show that the water has dropped quit quickly so by tomorrow I should at least be able to see across the grasslands again…hopefully, soon some gravel bars will start to re-emerge. I’ve been hearing Bald Eagles calling and the Chum Salmon should start arriving in the next few weeks, so hopefully things will get back to a seasonal norm..
There have been a number of large flocks of birds around, Finches of some sort, I think possibly Pine Sisken but they are keeping to the tree tops so difficult to say for sure…the flock is growing in size on a daily basis. There are also a lot of American Robins, they are gorging themselves on various berries at the moment. Have also heard a lot of Black Cap Chickadee’s and seen a number of Northern Flicker, including one of the Yellow – shafted …not sure if a pure Yellow-shaft or a hybrid.