Warning: Lot's of pictures!!! I decided to make it all in one post.
First of all we walked around a bit, we didn't know where the bird banding station was. I saw two lifers right away, Black Tern and Lesser Scaup.
Here is a robin nest near one of the nets.
|Weighing the bird|
|Yellow-headed Blackbird in net|
|Yellow Warbler in net.|
|The same Triall's Flycatcher|
|Barn Swallow on nest|
|Brown-headed Cowbird in bag|
|releasing Brown-headed Cowbird|
|A pair of Lesser Scaups|
|Four Buffleheads and a Blue-winged Teal|
|female Red-winged Blackbird|
Update: Thanks to Anonymous for correcting me, it is not a Marbled Godwit, but a Willet. Either way, it's a lifer!
|American White Pelican|
|A flock of Baird's Sandpipers and Semipalmated Sandpipers.|
We saw a shorebird fly by, we weren't sure what it was but we thought it might be a Wilson's Snipe or something. Luckily I was able to snap a few pictures, we later identified it as a Wilson's Phalarope!! Also a lifer!!
|"Follow the leader"|
|immature Yellow-headed Blackbird|
On the roof of the interpretive centre I got some amazing pictures of a Barn Swallow
There is also a pair of geese nesting on the roof.
A Barn Swallow nesting on the side of the interpretive centre
|"Until next time! Happy birding!"|