Colder at the river than at home, my four light layers felt insufficient for 40 degrees F.
Birds were already in the bare tree tops sunning, so I walked out onto the sunny entrance road to view them. What a great way to bird! Timing couldn’t have been better. While a dozen House Finches and a couple Lesser Goldfinch may not be birds to get excited about
the Gray Flycatcher certainly was!
Birds flew in and out keeping me there for a nice warming time before I braved the riverside.
Red Mountain, across the river, is always a beautiful sight - on any day.
A raft of Buffleheads were swimming and foraging in mid-river directly in front of me.
|Male and female Bufflehead|
Common Goldeneye are always a treat to see, too!
|Male and female Goldeneye|
Before long, I was back in the picnic area where I was able to photograph a male Ladder-backed Woodpecker before returning home.
|Male Ladder-backed Woodpecker|
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21505181