Its hard to decide where to start, so why don't I jump right in by sharing the 10 life birds I was fortunate to observe in the day and a half of birding with Jess Hawkins (more about Jess soon!), Jill Staake from Birds and Blooms along with her husband Ryan.
1. Sandwich Tern
2. Least Tern
3. Short-billed Dowitcher - no photos, but we observed a decent sized flock probing along the shore line and then later in flight. I can vouch that though similar, they are different from the Long-billed Dowitchers I am used to seeing.
|Two Whimbrels and two Willets in flight.|
6. Clapper Rail - heard, but not seen. Vocalizations confirmed using the birding apps on my iPhone. Not called originally.
7. Tricolored Heron
8. Northern Gannet
9. Great Crested Flycatcher
|This image was borrowed from BiF Contributor Scott Simmons. Check out his awesome blog!|
10. Red-headed Woodpecker - no pictures as they were too far away, but we clearly saw and heard two Red-headed Woodpeckers at the end of the street of Jess's neighborhood.