Yesterday I went out to Wellington Wetlands with the hope of finding a Snail Kite as well as a number of other birds that are fairly reliable there. I never did find a Kite but managed to add 4 more species to my June Challenge list.
The wetlands have two parking areas and the space in between these two areas is a really nice overgrown grass area perfect for Sparrows and such. I’ve always had pretty good luck with finding Eastern Towhees and today as soon as I opened my car door I heard one singing along with a couple of singing Common Yellowthroats. I did manage a shot of both species but the Yellowthroats is really nothing more than a document shot and I hope to get a better one before the month is over.
Another species that I expect pretty much every time out here is the Eastern Meadowlark. I heard them for quite a while before this guy flew up on to the fence with his Grasshopper breakfast.
I had a quick look at a Brown Thrasher also. This is another bird I should see more of this month and maybe I’ll manage to get a better picture of him too.
So the six new June birds I got on Saturday and the four today brings my June number up to 70. The pictures are all available here on my Flickr site. I’m always changing the species pictures in the set as I manage better shots so check back often if you have a favorite species. I do thank you so much for visiting.