Sunday, February 28, 2021

Misty month end

 It was a misty end to the month...

a month of some pretty weird weather including one day when it hailed all day long!

It might have been the last day of the month....but it gave us an indication of what is in store for the next month....

birds!  So many birds....such a treat to see the American Robins are back!

and there there are the flocks of European Starling suddenly seemingly everywhere.

not as many birds in the fields today, but that may be in part because some hunters just had to take advantage of what is hopefully the end of hunting season. These Northern Pintail were there as well as a few Mallard and some Canada Geese.

Yesterday was actually a sunny day....

that is actually a crow over at the log bay....there have been a pair hanging about

Red-wing Blackbirds have also been very active but are now spreading out to stake out their territories.

Back over at Harrison Bay...

there was a Belted Kingfisher out on one of the pilings.  Noticed several Common Loon today too that seemed to be more active than normal, so perhaps a school of some sort of little fish were in the area.

There were also a lot of smaller birds, Junco, Towhee, Song Sparrow, Chickadee, Creepers etc. but the weather wasn't really conducive to good photo taking.

As we were leaving.....

we spotted this guy on a wire....a bit of debate about what it actually is, but probably a Sharp-Shin Hawk.

March is the transition month when we move from winter to already mentioned, today the robins showed up, already we are seeing an uptake on Northern Flickers.  Tree Swallows could show up in the next week or so if the weather is at all decent, Mountain Bluebirds, Western Meadowlark are possible and by mid month we can look for the Rufous Hummingbirds to join our Anna's.  

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