Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall birding at Falls Lake

After a slow start, my friend Genia and I settled in to the pier at the Hwy 50 Boat Launch to watch some herons on the shore.  We were surprised and delighted when a Belted Kingfisher landed on a railing sticking out of the water right in front of us.  She entertained us by singing and carrying on for a few minutes and sat there for quite a while before flying off.  What a little twerp!

We stalked what we thought was this gray catbird, but it looks more like a mockingbird.

Looks like a Tree Swallow--score!

Red Bellied Woodpecker
Some "chippies"

Great blue heron, I was hoping for a wood stork.

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