Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rising waters

The water levels are definitely rising now....

starting to creep up the boat launch....

won't be long until the path is under water....

there is a Canada Goose on a nest in this shot, taken near the extreme north west corner of the estuary.  Saw a couple of Wood Ducks near here as well but there was no where to pull over so couldn't get a photo.

The American Goldfinch are showing up now,

and Rufous Hummingbirds, this one a female, continue in large numbers.  Other species being seen regularly are Purple Finch, White and Gold Crowned Sparrows and

Dark eyed Junco - I'm hoping this one was just sunning itself....I know they nest on the ground but usually under a bush and not out in the open like this.

The pair of Eurasian Collared Dove continue to show up, I'm waiting for the day when they and the Band Tail Pigeons are out there together, so far that hasn't happened.  Brown headed cowbirds are back although still in fairly low numbers....I'm wondering when we will see the first of the Black headed Grosbeaks.....should be fairly soon.

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