|Narcissus - © Robert Sommers 2021|
Usually I get one hike in there yesterday I took two, including one from the Walker Ponds out towards Mystic Lake.
The birding was sort of blah but I did see quite a few species that I did not see last week, including killdeer, greater yellowlegs, ibis and phoebes.
Another highlight was meeting the top avian biologist Tony Metcalf at the preserve for the first time. We had corresponded before but had never met in real life. He is an authority on all matters of biology and taxonomy and has graciously made identifications for me before.
Turned out to be a great guy!
Part of the problem for the lack of birds yesterday was that it was the day after hunting and they were skittish.
Shotguns boomed all day yesterday from the neighboring hunt club.
It was very beautiful out there yesterday. Will certainly return soon. It is only going to get better and better as winter approaches and the ponds hopefully fill up. Leslie had a great trip, went to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience, dined at the Four Seasons with her brother.