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.