After viewing and photographing the Hudsonian Godwit at Reifel recently, it was not seen for a couple of days. Then on May 7th it returned,
… and I managed this flight shot of it in with some Dunlin.
This afternoon after walking some of the inner trails I headed out to the west field. Initially there were no shore birds in sight,
… but then all on its own was the Hudsonian Godwit. Once again providing good viewing and photo opportunities. Hopefully it sticks around a little longer for those that have not had a chance to see it.
Newly arrived goslings were keeping visitors at Reifel entertained this afternoon. At first there was not much of note and then along the north dyke I saw my first Purple Martin of the year at the sanctuary. In the west field there were also some Cinnamon Teal, but too far off for photos.
The highlight of day was a small flock of Greater White-fronted Geese.
They were in the centre display ponds and provided great viewing and photo opportunities.
Compared to most chances I have had, it was a pleasant change of pace being this close for Greater White-fronted Goose pictures.