We were apparently a bit early for the spring migration activity, but had a relaxing walk through some beautiful scenery. The path takes you in a large circle around the island's perimeter -- the following are in order as we walked the island counter-clockwise.
A large number of ROBINS and SPARROWS and a few FLICKERS were busy in the grassy area at the head of the trails.
I snapped this photo of a GREAT EGRET and a GREAT BLUE HERON, and when I downloaded the picture later, realized that I had captured FOUR herons, not one!
|GREAT EGRET WITH GREAT BLUE HERONS|
|WHERE THE LOON WAS|
Along the way we saw a few waterfowl, including several BUFFLEHEAD and a COMMON LOON, who dove as I was snapping the picture - I kindof liked the result (although a photo of the loon would have been better).
Finally we enjoyed six RED BREASTED MERGANSERS (three pairs) before we left the park.
|RED BREASTED MERGANSER (f)|
|RED BREASTED MERGANSER (m)|