My birding today was very limited due to the time needed to do laundry and pack for my trip tomorrow, time needed for a client meeting, and time needed to serve as designated driver/fretter for my husband who had serious dental/sinus surgery today.
So, I opted at 6 am to go yet again to Potter Marsh. It was cloudy but as always beautiful there.
The usual birds (Mallards, Black-billed Magpies, Black-capped Chickadees, American Robins) were there plus the recently arrived, now usual birds (Canada Geese fighting each other, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, calling Sandhill Cranes, Greater Yellowlegs, Mew Gulls, and singing Lincoln’s Sparrows). There were also two Wilson’s Snipe at the boggy area on the old Seward Highway behind the marsh, one of which was winnowing up high somewhere and one of which was calling from the ground and got spooked up when I came by.
146 species so far