Hadn't been out birding in months. Birds were a little scarce, it was surprising.
A few harriers, not many other of the usual raptors. Less water than usual, I guess we are at half of the customary rainfall totals.
I think agriculture is always fighting for more out there and the ponds and birds get short shrift when the money starts talking.
|white faced ibis
But the place was still green and there were a couple nice things flying around and I was content to just park my car out there and watch the show.
Could have put the extender on I suppose but I figured I was still so far away it didn't matter.
My late friend Les loved falcons as I do. I believe that he was a falconer in his younger days.
Lots of coots, mallards and shovelers of course. Saw and scared away a bufflehead before I could get a decent picture.
I took my customary hike with the long lens in tow. I haven't been feeling so swell and was up early yesterday on an auction webinar so it taxed the limits of my endurance. About 82°, not terrible. Didn't die.
All very nice. Even a bad day...
All good, no serious complaints. Camera working good, body holding out.
Not a lot else to report. I saw a merlin, a rarity for me. Some other stuff.