What joy it was to be out and about Saturday. The cloudy morning gave way to sunshine.
Windermere Basin, Hamilton
As I entered from the southern end of the park bravely navigating past the Tree Swallows vigorously defending their nest boxes.
A Snowy Egret (rare) drew birders to the basin. One benefit of venturing out to photograph a rare bird is the opportunity to meet with and learn from birding experts. Scopes are mandatory here. L. Fazio, a veteran birder, greeted each newcomer and generously encouraged us to view the bird with his scope. This is the best I could do with the limits of my camera’s limits aka a record photograph.
Also observed and netting similar type photographs were a Northern Pintail, an American Coot, Wood Ducks, and Northern Shovelers. A Lesser Scaup, a Rough-winged Swallow and a juvenile Tree Swallow offered closer views.
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