Monday, October 24, 2011
Seaducks and Snow Buntings: Changing of the guard
Heres a picture of one of the Scoters:
I checked Lake Jo and Christina after work and found more birds on their way to the salt water: Best was a group of three Red-necked Grebes right by the dike! Heres a photo of the trio:
Other unusual species here included a couple Buffleheads, both flavors of scaup, and another Surf Scoter. On the way out I spotted a little passerine feeding in the road. The bird dropped down to the shoreline: A Snow Bunting. First of the season!
Over at Christina Reservoir there were a few more treats: Fifteen American Coots was a high count for me in the county. Some more scaup and yet another Surf Scoter were nice finds. A few Pied-billed Grebes made for a three grebe species day!