The gale force winds from Saturday died down enough for Sunday to enjoy a walk out at the Findlay Reservoirs. It was pretty quiet around 11:30am, but what few things out there made it all worthwhile.
Firstly, there was one, possibly two, White-rumped Sandpipers on the dike between both reservoirs. I could kick myself; the one allowed me to get within 8 feet at one point.
There was also a Black-bellied Plover on the south dike in the extreme SE corner of #2 (the big one). Oddly, the bird seemed to be hanging out with a pair of Ring-billed Gulls.
The immature Common Loon that has stayed out there all spring was still present. Today he was tring out his song. Very odd to here a loon cry in the middle of a bright, sunny day. Still nice, though.
In the woods along the Blanchard River on the east side of the reservors, both species of Orioles were present, as well as a very persistently singing Northern Waterthrush. In both areas, Chimeny Swifts and Barn Swallows were present by the dozens.
- ▼ May (3)