[Tweeters] 2 days of wet and windy birding
hank.heiberg at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 12 09:47:34 PST 2014
A large flock of Northern Pintails have arrived in a muddy field near Sikes Lake. Cross the Sikes Lake bridge from the Carnation Farm Road and the field will be on your left. Karen and I saw and photographed them yesterday. A similar flock was there for a good part of the winter last year.
Photo of pintails:
As mentioned in a post yesterday we saw the Sandhill Cranes at Fairfield County Park in Monroe. Here is a photo. The wind and rain were impressive with rain blowing into the car when I lowered the window to take photos.
This morning three Trumpeter Swans landed on Lake Joy. This is not unprecedented, but is not very common.
Photo of swans:
Video of swans:
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