I suppose it's time for me to post something OTHER than Glossy Ibis pics, huh?
Some migrants are finally starting to drop into Crescent Lake NWR during the last couple of days. Some species around include:
Eastern & Western Kingbird
Rose-breasted & Black-headed Grosbeak
Harris's, White-crowned, Chipping, Clay-colored, Lincoln's, and Lark Sparrow.
It's just a matter of time before Blue Grosbeak, more warblers, and the hundreds of Orchard Orioles arrive!
A crummy picture but the first of the season for me, here is a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on 6 May:
This nice HARRIS'S SPARROW has been feeding in the yard a lot lately. I didn't see this species last spring at the refuge:
Another new arrival was this YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. I see this species in the exact same bush every spring:
Now becoming a pretty common sight, here is the BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK that has been at my feeders lately: