It has been amazing birding on this small island. What a great three weeks it has been so far, with over 165 species of birds including 29 species of warblers. Locals say it is the best it has been in years.
|Laughing Gulls - laughing|
|Solitary Sandpiper near Fort Gains east of the RV Park|
|Feathers fly as this Merlin plucks a Wood Thrush|
|Peregrine Falcon comes in for a landing|
|White Milkweed on the Dunes|
|Blue Grosbeak and Painted Bunting with Indigo Buntings|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Two male Summer Tanagers, one in the molt|
|Two Dickcissels in center of Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeak and House Sparrows|
|Great Egret gets too close to Red-winged Blackbird nest|
|Female Spider with egg sack on Banded Water Snake|
|Bobolinks coming from South America, rest stop|
|Pelican "Island" on the south side of Dauphin - full of terns, shorebirds and Brown Pelicans|
|Ida scoping out the point, very cool morning|
|One of a dozen Least Terns fishing in the gulf|
|Great Blue Heron stalks the beach|
|Osprey brings Mullet to the nest|
|Opossum surprised anyone's up yet|
|Yellow-billed Cuckoo, very tired from the flight across the gulf|
|Red-bellied Woodpecker grabs a Tree Frog for lunch|
Early morning, we drove to the small airport, and this Red Fox was the only movement on the tarmac.
|Peregrine Falcon catches breakfast - a Summer Tanager|
|Reddish Egret near the airport|
|One of the many Scarlet Tanagers coming through|
Rising Moon being held up by one of the dead pine snags - many woodpeckers love pounding on the hollow logs.
We have another week to enjoy here, we don't think it can get any better than it has been, but who knows... a new bird is just around the next bend in the trail.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann