Today I birded with friends in Morgan and Logan Counties.
At Riverside Park in Morgan County Cackling Geese outnumbered Canada Geese roughly four to one.
Here’s a Dark-eyed Junco we spotted on the side of a county road:
We saw hundreds of Snow Geese at North Sterling Reservoir, though they were far away:
Another bird along the side of a county road:
And three views of another (all the same bird):
Another bird along a county road:
Jumbo Reservoir was jaw-dropping in terms of the numbers of Snow Geese:
Whenever a Bald Eagle appeared in the sky, the birds scattered:
Last, here’s an interesting Mallard, bearing field marks of both female (black-and-orange bill, smaller size compared to Mallard drakes) and male (green on the head, curly tail feathers, general patterning of Mallard drakes).