I spotted the bird on the first straight-away about halfway out toward the bend. This morning the bird was in pretty much the same spot. It later took off toward the Loomis Street boat-launch. Dave Dister was able to relocate the bird about 45 minutes later. After I walked the pier I headed over to Loomis Street and was able to get some photos as it prowled the grass area oblivious to pedestrians, cyclists and dog walkers.
|Eating a grasshopper|
Last weekend between the rain showers I was able to add a few first-of-year birds to the yardlist.
|Blackpoll Warbler (#95 for the year)|
|Magnolia (#96 for the year)|
Also visiting last weekend were a Cape May Warbler
|Going to be a cold winter for this guy.|
|One of several Red-eyed Vireos that have been hanging around the yard.|
|Red-bellied Woodpecker and Northern Flicker side-by-side|
|Flicker in better lighting later in the week|
|First Broad-winged Hawk of the fall|