At Valley Inn this week
Osprey action has been minimal with most of the birds having left two weeks ago-Yesterday saw one, will attach image-taken with morning light.
I also heard from other photographers The odd Osprey is still in the area and one was pursued by an adult Bald Eagle Tuesday, which was unable to retrieve the fish the Osprey dropped.
I have never seen a Bald Eagle.
Some mud flats have appeared and we get a few late shorebirds most days. Wood ducks are staging up in the area, a few fly over most days within photo range.
Great Egrets have been few so far though 2-3 are often present. With a few opportunities for flight shots.
The three Green heron that have been around for several weeks are still here but will move south soon. Great blue and Black-crowned Night Herons are often within camera range though this year the Black Crowned numbers are very low at Valley Inn.Yesterday one flew into camera range-it is attached. But they are not as easy to capture.
Warblers have been seen in moderate numbers all week, Woodlands cemetery is best in early morning
King fishers have been active lately, yesterday saw four in one tree.
Cedar Waxwings are beginning to appear in numbers, look for them feeding on Honeysuckle berries
A good shoot this week has been a tame Ruddy duck, present for several days and very approachable-albeit I missed HIM
Wild Asters are abundant and bees gathering winter pollen have been very numerous this week