12 May 2010

Snow etc.

A couple new arrivals have filtered into Crescent Lake NWR in the last couple days.

Here is a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in a wet area near my house:

Later in the day, I glanced out at the feeders to see my first LAZULI BUNTING of the season. It's a terrible picture but it was through a nasty window and at a bad angle:

Some other new species for the season included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPERS, and a continuing BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK and BULLOCK'S ORIOLE.

With all that said, we woke up to an inch of snow on the ground this morning! We escaped without the 9 inches reported elsewhere in the panhandle though!