We were hoping to see some early shorebirds. I spotted a Greater Yellowlegs and was able to identify it by myself.
We saw quite a bit of waterfowl. American Coots, Northern Pintails, Mallards, Northern Shovelers, we even saw a Greater Scaup, which was a lifer for me.
Some other birds that we saw were Franklin's Gulls, Double Crested Cormorants, and two Snow Geese.
Red-winged Blackbirds are excellent photo subjects, so I have included plenty of pictures.
Red-winged Blackbird waiting for the ice to melt.
I got this shot of it flying, the brilliant red makes them a bird worth seeing.
I love the background of this shot with the bright red wing
We were able to get really close to one.
As we walked back to the car on the trails we saw a Muskrat, which I don't remember ever seeing. I like birds but I really like mammals too.
|A pair of Tree Swallows|
That concludes the Oak Hammock Marsh Birding series. Thank you Christian for taking us out once again!!