This is an area known for hawks, especially Northern Harriers, although I didn't see any myself today. I ran into another birder and asked him if there was anything of note, and alas there was not, other than the usual suspects of sparrows, such as these:
On the warbler front, I seem to have stalled with the same two species from before, ie the Yellow-rumped Warbler:
A Common Yellowthroat, with something in its beak:
From Mud Bay Park, one can look across Mud Bay (duh) over to Crescent Beach, where yesterday's Bald Eagle encounter took place, so through my binos I could see them on land and occasionally in flight. Today the tide was out, so here are some of my now-trash birds loitering around in the mudflats:
As it was quiet at Mud Bay Park, I continued on to Elgin Heritage Park off Crescent Road, and spent a good few hours there, much longer than my initial visit there last week. Here are a few views from there, I somehow suffered though it, despite no new birds today:
I enjoyed seeing Green-winged Teals, Mallards (including a female with seven fuzzballs swimming behind her), Spotted Towhees, Rufous Hummingbird (this is where my Lifer one was last week), House Finches, American Goldfinches by the dozens, assorted Sparrows, and the following:
Great Blue Heron:
An extremely friendly Cliff Swallow, what a joy to see it so close up:
Is he really sticking his tongue out at me???
All in all an excellent day, especially as it gave me time away from photo-editing! My BOTD is this Cliff Swallow.
And I promise to have my Crescent Beach session done tomorrow- maybe.... perhaps.... possibly....