August 26 – A Sunny Day!

Although there was always the threat of rain, it didn’t happen today, and I went out to Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area. The tide was coming in, and had about an hour to go before high tide.

Three Mallards floated by on the rising waters.

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There was a distant Merlin out on the flats.

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There were still Sandhill Cranes around, eight that I could see. Some of them were periodically calling, but mostly they were silent.

There were a couple of Orange-crowned Warblers, a few Lincoln’s Sparrows, a couple of White-crowned Sparrows and a Fox Sparrow in the brushy areas.

Not photographed were a Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches, a fly-by Bald Eagle and Greater Yellowlegs, a Common Raven, a Spotted Sandpiper and a Golden-crowned Kinglet. A very nice day to be birding.



One thought on “August 26 – A Sunny Day!

  1. Ann Gilmore August 29, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Love the Sandhill Crane pictures. We heard a short talk by one of the co-founders of the International Crane Foundation (with headquarters near Baraboo, Wisconsin) at Birdfair at Rutland Water earlier this month. His talk was very interesting and he is a lovely man. Just saw in their latest e-mail that their office in Texas has been destroyed by Hurricane Harvey and they are asking for funds to repair it.


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