Sometimes I luck out and I can get close to my targets, other times, they are so far away I am lucky that I can even capture them on “film.” The past month I have had some nice encounters with Dark-Eyed Juncos, White-Crowned and White-Throated Sparrows, reclusive Hermit Thrushes, and of course the Blue Jays that swoop in for peanuts on my deck.
At the beach I had Sandlerlings and Dunlin. There were Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and some Lapland Longspurs in the marsh area by Hatties. I also spotted a late Killdeer and some Greater Yellowlegs.
But I was not able to get close to distant Northern Gannets that were barely visible over the horizon, Black Gullemots swimming a great distance off of the East Point,Common and Red-Throated Loons, Horned and Red-Necked Grebes and Surf Scoters and Common Mergansers all just a bit too far away.
So enjoy the bounty of the past and I hope that a new wave of migrants will arrive so I can provide you some more interesting photos.