Songo Blue Skies

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and a Gorgeous Spring Saturday

What an absolutely gorgeous day. The first birds of the day were woodpeckers cavorting, but it was hard to tell weather they were downy or hairy woodpeckers. Although I didn't get a good enough picture to share I could see spots on the white tail feathers, thus they were Downy Woodpeckers. There were three of them chasing each other among the trees; fun to watch.
Here's one of the snow geese above

A couple of Ospreys are back and there were lots of Brant. The Red-Winged Blackbirds are back as well as Tree Swallows. There were lots of Lesser Scaup and Ruddy Ducks also.

Mute Swan


Larry said...

The audubon chapter is taking a bus trip their this year.I should probably go-looks like a great spot.

Cindy said...

Larry, it is a great place to bird. The fall shorebird migration is wonderful too. If you can definately go.

matthew houskeeper said...

Love that second photo