TIngley Ponds this morning was graced by the presence of an Osprey, a not very common occurrence. Sitting in a tree (just to the right of the one with a huge porcupine in it) by the northern pond, he took off as I approached, but was back on his perch when I returned from checking out the southern pond.
No birds on the southern pond at all, but the northern one had a family of Buffleheads, American Coots, Mallards, Lesser Scaup, Canada Geese, Ring-necked Ducks, and a couple of American Wigeon, including this one.
Hearing that clacking sound a roadrunner makes, I looked all around for the guy before finally spotting it way up in a tree.
Got a nice picture of an immature White-crowned Sparrow I just had to post – it always makes for a good picture when you catch the sun glinting off a bird’s eye.