This is a cute picture of two Tree Swallows. Mama (the one on the right) is feeding junior a dragonfly she had caught. I didn't see the dragonfly until I blew the picture up -- had thought it was a stick!
The first bird I spotted in pond next to a large drainage ditch was this Greater Yellowlegs which I see here often.
I believe this is a Long-billed Dowitcher, another one I see often here. He had dark legs.
There were several Kildeers -- I don't usually see them in the water!
These birds were far away as were the above birds. They are some sort of Sandpiper -- either stilt, lesser or Western.
I always see Caspian Terns here. These were all in that same shallow pond. I think shallow ponds are the best for shore birds up here!!
Just as I was thinking I would like to see a Common Morehen among all the American Coots that were swimming in the drainage areas, I spotted several -- all heading away from me as fast as they could!
Did spot this Pied-billed Grebe among the Coots as well!
I didn't see any eagles this time although there are evidently several resident in the area. I spotted Cormorants and egrets off in the distance.
I was there right at noon which is probably not the best time. Altogether I counted around 15 species of birds that I could identify from my car -- not my best count there!
I did score some of my favorite dyeing fabric (Hoffman 1377) at good price at the local Mennonite quilt shop. Have already started using it. More posts to follow!!