Sunday, April 21, 2013

Brief morning of birding

Great Blue Herons coming into land (part of group of 11), Covey WMA, Apr 21, 2013
The weather has turned a bit cooler to say the least with temperatures this morning below freezing with a fairly strong northerly wind.  At least it is sunny!  I had a little time this morning to get out before I head to head off for the day so I took Wilson on a walk around Covey WMA.  Fair numbers of expected birds plus at least three Virginia Rails at various points including one that popped out of the grass ten feet away and looked at us for a few seconds before disappearing again.  I tried to find an American Bitter and/or Sora but had no luck.  The surprise bird for the morning was a flyover Evening Grosbeak which became species #140 for the county this year.

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