There were 3 Birders and we walked 1.5 miles.
This week’s Crew
17 species: Wood Duck 7, Mourning Dove 10, Bald Eagle 1, Red-headed Woodpecker 8, Northern Flicker 1, Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 [heard calling as we were getting ready to leave], Great Crested Flycatcher [photo identified], Eastern Kingbird x, Blue Jay 20, American Crow 5, House Wren 3, Eastern Bluebird 2, American Goldfinch 10, Field Sparrow 3, Red-winged Blackbird 3, Common Yellowthroat 1, Northern Cardinal 6, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1.
I have been trying to get up early so I can have some early morning light to catch some photos, before the walk starts. The smart photographers talk about how wonder the morning light is. They are right.
This photo was my first of the morning, taken between North Liberty and Tiffen, looking East.
Kent Park Lake which will be celebrating its reopening this weekend.
It was lovely day at the park this morning. Birds were quiet and hard to see. Flowers are diminishing in variety but there was still many blooming, but most are Sunflowers, various Goldenrods and Asters.
It is always a treat when someone new joins our group. Jerry Peterson and his camera joined us.