April came in like a lion this year with some unexpected snow, snow that seems to want to hang around! Anyhow, it seemed like a good time to check out the Mitchell sewage lagoons so off we went. As I was taking a close look at the small songbirds, like the Song Sparrow above,along the edge of the pond, a smallish dark bird with a bright yellow beak and long legs flew into the area that I had been exploring. I had to wait for a while to get a decent shot so that I could make a definite identification – definitely a Sora. A lifer for me!
There were also quite a few Red-winged Blackbirds, American Tree Sparrows and also some Golden Crowned Kinglets (which did not cooperate for photos of course!).
On the unfrozen parts of the pond, there were Bufflehead Ducks, Canada Geese, Mallards, a few gulls and a pair of Blue-winged Teals.