Good numbers of Bonaparte's Gulls are present currently at East Fork. I and others have been trying to search the gulls to turn up maybe a Little Gull, but with no luck.
The resident Bald Eagles have been fairly active as of recently, and I expect that they may again attempt to nest in the area. I have been seeing two adults and two juveniles.
Here is one of the adults after flying the beach to scatter the gulls.
and shortly after the adult, one of the immatures does the same.
American Pipits have been regular at the beach at East Fork. Here is one that was very cooperative. They are not the easiest birds to spot.
A friend of mine got lucky and was able to photograph a Lapland Longspur in the grass on the beach the other day. I haven't been able to find the the longspur, however I did run across a couple of Snow Buntings. I love Snow Buntings!
They seem to love the grass seeds here. Last year some stayed for a while here. This one is chowing down.
Isn't it cute?
Love those white wings!
Hoping for Evening Grosbeaks at the feeders, they are not too far from my place. Going to look for crossbills today.