We are finally starting to see some more birds arriving again. Where we would see just empty waters at Middle Concho Park, here in San Angelo, Texas, we are seeing now a few more waterbirds, and other migratories.
Our latest trip allowed us to see some Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, and four Wood Ducks. On that latter one, I got an improved photo over the one I showed in a previous post. We also saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker, and possibly a second one. I was unable to get a photo, but the red nape and center white feathers on it’s back were pretty distinctive.
We also saw a flyover of about a dozen geese, but I was unable to identify them, as they were moving pretty fast. I got a pretty good image of a Swainson’s Hawk, and also one of a Belted Kingfisher as he was intent on watching for a meal in the waters below him.
In the case of the Wood Ducks and the Belted Kingfisher, the birds were quite a distance away and I had to rely on some creative cropping to get these close-up images. My old friend, the Great Egret, was still hanging around and I have a hard time resisting getting more images of him.
So that’s it for this post. It is raining this morning, but later, if it clears out, I may make another run to see what is arriving today.