Today I visited Station 1 West and the Browns Farm Road area. I was hoping to find some new Ducks for the year but wound up in an extensive fog bank that didn’t lift until nearly 8 o’clock. The Ducks were a no-show. There were 1,000’s of American Coots a few Blue-winged Teal and one lone group of Lesser Scaup. I had a very pleasant 7 mile bike ride and the scenery is fabulous. One thing negative about the Stations, at least 1 West and station 3 and 4 off of US 27, is that they allow hunting and every single bird in the place would totally bug out as I approached.
I left there and headed a little further West to Browns Farm road. This area is famous for its Shorebirding in the Fall. I was looking for the Barn Owls that sometimes roost there but didn’t see any today. It was kind of smokey and I only stayed long enough to pick up Common Ground Dove and Yellow-crowned Night Heron for my year list.
I picked up the above two species and Short-billed Dowitcher today. I also had taken a picture of Gray Catbird a couple of days ago … so my year list is at 98. Thanks for looking!!