Also, ducks are back. Which means only one thing...
So I had to jog my memory on what the heck I was looking at, Gadwall, Blue & Green-wing Teals, American Wigeon, Ruddy ducks, all among hundreds of Northern Shoveler.
Anyway, there were still enough shorebirds around to give me a headache...
|Phoebes (like the one above), cedar waxwings, and a solitary blue-headed vireo (see what I did there?) were some of my parking lot birds.|
|At the East Pond, we were immediately greeted by one of MANY Northern shovelers.|
|Birds that drove me nuts.|
Back droopy-billed bird, is a dunlin, 3 middle birds are white-rumped sandpipers, bird in front of middle white-rump is a semi-palmated sandpiper and the back to us, a pectoral sandpiper. Oy.
|A lot of common yellowthroat out there!|
|Also a lot of palm warbler. A chain-link palm is probably one of the best looks I have gotten at a palm this fall...|
|Urban palm warbler.|
|A single semipalmated plover.|
|A good day for swamp sparrows!|
|Also a good day to see the continuing American Avocet at the pond- more north on the pond.|
|That bill seems so unreal-- like how does it not break?!|
|A few Forster's terns out actively hunting.|
|One last white-rumped sandpiper for the road.|