Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wilson Snipe, Upland Sandpiper Carden June 28, 2010

As we drove to Carden we heard that it was going to be a fantastic day - 20 degree and no humidity. What we didn't know was the storm awaiting us at Carden. All the birds were out enjoying the rain which was great. We heard at least 2 Whip-poor-wills in the bushes. By the time we reach the marsh on Wylie Road - the road was flooded out. So backed up and turned around. It then got really warm and strangely we saw not one bird on the way back to the main road. Don't worry follow the next 4 pages and see the beautiful birds, hawks and turtles we saw. As you can see Carol and I enjoyed our self the only weather we missed was snow.

As we drove up Wylie Road the sky's turned black and we could see water spouts. I then started to rain. Not a light rain but a downpour.

Wilson Snipe in the rain

Upland Sandpiper in the rain - I believe one is a male and the other female. One was very light.

The most popular bird of the day was the eastern kingbird. Dozens of them but then we saw this one youngster.

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