Stopped by Nathan Krestul Park on my way home from work. The first thing I saw was a Belted Kingfisher booking it out of the park. It eventually flew back, but stayed under cover on the opposite shore.Such a wary bird this year! Last year the resident Belted Kingfisher would practically pose for me.
The tide was out, but the ground was soaked. Across the water I saw eight Hooded Mergansers. Two pairs swam deep into the swampy area, but four females decided to take advantage of a log not usually exposed to the sunshine:
Lots of Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers. And a Snowy Egret, energetically sussing out fish with its orange feet, and the pair of herons that have been mainstays for the last few months, a Little Blue Heron and a Tricolored Heron. These two birds appear totally at ease with each other, hunting in the same spots, and flying off together to fishier pastures, as it were.