Saturday, 04/11/20

It was a beautiful morning to get out birding: cool, crisp, and sunny. I had an enjoyable and productive morning. I started out at Wickham Lake, where the light was nice and I enjoyed photographing the many Tree Swallows present, as well as a pair of Downy Woodpeckers. The lake was quiet with hardly any waterfowl present; my best bird was a single Ruddy Duck.

~Tree Swallow at Wickham Lake, 04/11/20.~

I also took a 4 mile hike, doing the entire loop at Doris Duke Trail. It was my first time there, it was a nice hike and pretty darn birdy. I added 4 year birds: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Palm Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Hermit Thrush. I made some stops at some of the southern Orange County lakes on my way home, but I guess it just wasn’t a good day for waterfowl, as I had nothing noteworthy. I have to say, this morning was some enjoyable birding, the best outing I’ve had in some time.

~This is a bird I always enjoy seeing – Lousiana Waterthrush at Doris Duke Trail, 04/11/20.~
~I enjoyed watching a photographing a pair of Downy Woodpeckers for a good while at Wickham Lake, 04/11/20.~
~One of my highlights of the morning – Hermit Thrush at Doris Duke Trail, 04/11/20.~
~Chipping Sparrow at Wickham Lake. This is from yesterday evening, 04/10/20.~

2 thoughts on “Saturday, 04/11/20”

    1. Thanks Liza; it’s definitely starting to really feel like spring these days, it’s a good feeling for sure. Matt

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