It was another warm day as I made my way to help out on the trails at Reifel this afternoon. There were not too many people and unfortunately not much in the way of birding activity either with the grassy trails being fairly quiet.
Luckily some Greater Yellowlegs were present in the inner ponds feasting on the small stickleback.
There were also some Long-billed Dowitcher coming into the inner ponds as well.
As it got closer to the end of the day I made my way to the west field. There were no Phalarope or Stilt Sandpiper present this afternoon, but high tide was still over an hour away.
Still had some fun though watching the regulars like this Lesser Yellowlegs coming in for a landing above other feeding Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.
Odd man out today in the southwest field was this Canada Goose hybrid.
While personal matters have kept me away from the blog for a while, figured it was time to try and get back into the swing of things. So why not start with Reifel where I usually try to spend my Sunday afternoons helping out on the trails. This time of year can be quiet on the birding and visitor front, but I did manage to find a few cooperative subjects. First up,
… were some Blue-winged Teal that are still hanging around the outer ponds. The west marsh had lots of American Goldfinch activity. They were busy feeding in the tall grass,
… and on the cat tails.
They were also showing up adjacent to the trails as the thistle is blossoming. The only shorebirds around,
… were some Greater Yellowlegs still showing some of their breeding plumage.
To round out the afternoon was this Savannah Sparrow.